After fourteen years Rob is hanging up his Cre8 Trustee Director’s hat at the end of March. We are delighted that Ameera Fletcher, Cre8's current Operations Director, will assume the role as Director of Cre8 from 1 April.
In his own words... "I’ve been hugely blessed watching what has happened at Cre8 whilst I’ve been here and I have every confidence in the team for the future; I know Cre8 is in safe hands. Ameera has been doing a brilliant job since she came in as a Director six months ago and she has a wonderful team of youth workers, young people, Moss Estate residents, volunteers and Trustees to work with. It’s now time for me to move on. Over the last fourteen years with all my friends and colleagues we have built something wonderful here; Cre8 has a strong reputation and good foundations in the community where we live and it will continue to give voice and hope to many in this neighbourhood. During the past twelve months all the team have worked hard to ensure a transition to a new leadership and I am really pleased with the way things have worked out. I’m not walking into another job, I’m still here on the Moss Estate and I’ll always be committed to helping and supporting folks here. I am thinking about what I do next and what I feel called to do. In the meantime I’ll see you around and maybe see a bit more of you now I've got some free time!"
We wish Rob & Ameera all the best for the future. We will be organising a more official Goodbye Thankyou for Rob (with the traditional Cre8 'record of achievement!) to celebrate the immense contribution he has made to Cre8 over the past 14 years. There will be many stories, many photos and lots of laughter (hopefully some good food). Watch this space.
Love from the Cre8 Team x
Call for short term volunteers
At Cre8 we run an alternative education project called Learning Plus. We get referrals from schools to work with young people who severely struggle in mainstream education. Many of our referrals enjoy doing practical, hands-on tasks. Unfortunately at the minute we don’t have the expertise within our staff team to offer many practical sessions.
We’re looking for volunteers who enjoy making or fixing things to volunteer a couple of hours a week, for a short fixed period, to work on a specific project with a young person. This could be making a planter, some shelves or anything else – the limit is your imagination (and whether we can get our hands on the right resources!).
You would be working with a young person in our well-equipped woodwork shed and be accompanied by a fully qualified youth worker. You don’t need any specific qualifications just some experience of wielding a hammer or screwdriver and enthusiasm. We envisage a project lasting 4-6 weeks so it would be a short term commitment and each session is 2 hours long.
You would need to follow our volunteer recruitment process which involves an application form, references, DBS check and interview.
If this is something that interests you please get in touch: Rachel.email@example.com or on 01625 503740 to talk it through with Rachel our Learning Plus Supervisor.
Our Garden Project is a Coop Local Cause!
Become a Coop Member, log in to your account and choose Cre8 - easy as that. Everytime you shop at Coop, 1% of what you spend on Coop products goes to us. And well receive a share of the money from the sale of 5p plastic bags.
Hopefully we can raise some money towards some Tots outdoor play equipment, trees, plants, seeds and materials & equipment for the garden 🌹🌻🥀🌱🍉🍐🍏🌽🌶️🥦🍅🍎🥕
A great evening with the wonderful organisers and volunteers of the Macclesfield Half Marathon and 5K. Thankyou so much for choosing Cre8 to be one of your local charities this year, we were completely overwhelmed to be presented with a cheque for £3,500 from the organisers. We had a fantastic time taking part in the event itself and our couch to 5k running group and this incredible donation just tops it off!
Another HUGE thankyou to the Macc Half Team - you are AMAZING!!!!!!
One again we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the children from Prestbury Primary School, Prestbury St Peter's Church and Ash Grove School.
The food donations alone were fantastic but the decorated boxes were a blessing. It's been a pleasure to receive them and distribute to those in need across the area.
n outstanding achievement by every one for Team Cre8! A total of 17 runners in the 5K and 6 in the Half Marathon meant that Cre8 were one of the top community teams on the day. From first time runners to seasoned pros. So many stories to tell and memories made.
Thanks to Macc Half for making it such a great event and for encouraging and including our team. We loved it and everyone has helped to show young people and young adults that it's just great to be involved 😊
You can donate to the team on their donation page: www.give.net/teamcre8
This week marked the final open church Friday... We've had a brilliant time over the summer - welcoming people into church on Fridays for the past 6 weeks.
We've dug, sown, weeded, crafted, read, played, jigsawed, baked, cooked, painted, coloured, drawn, laughed, chatted and drunk many cups of tea. We've had nearly 100 different people over the 6 weeks. It's been great.
Today was a fantastic end; we spent the whole day outside in the garden and we've done lots of work in the allotment. We shared yummy homemade soup and apple&BlackBerry crumble.
Thanks everyone 😊😊😊
(Photos are from today)
The Cre8 Youth & Community Programme based on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield is looking for someone with a passion for the fun, excitement and challenge of community life and with proven management skills - to run the operations of this award-winning charity.
You will have overall responsibility for the management of the charity’s projects and staff team, including the management of the budget. You will lead staff and team meetings, implement the charity’s strategic plan and supervise the social enterprise businesses.
You will represent the Christian ethos of the organisation which sees that all people are made equally in God’s image and which places a high value on young people who are marginalised or excluded.
You will continue to implement the well-established asset-based model which Cre8 has been delivering in the community for the previous twelve years.
The successful candidate with live in or near to the community of the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield.
How to apply
Application Packs are available on our website:
We will be interviewing shortlisted candidates on Monday the 11th of June.
Please return your CV, application form and confidential self-declaration form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Thursday 31st May 2018.
Closing date: Thursday 31st May 2018, 5pm
Location: Cre8 Youth & Community Project, Moss Rose Estate, Macclesfield
Salary: £39,711 - £46,036 depending upon experience, pro rata.
Hours: Minimum 3 days per week (depending upon individual &/or requirements of the organisation)
We have our first ever Marathon runner!! 🏃♂️
Chris is running the London Marathon on the 22nd of April and is hoping to raise some cash for Cre8. If you'd like to support him through the gruelling 26.2 miles you can donate on his fundraising page and leave him a supportive and encouraging message! And of course look out for him on the telly in his blue Cre8 running vest - I'm sure he'll be easy to spot 😜
We'll be putting the funds towards our residential happening in the summer - we're hoping to take a group of around 15 young people up to the Camas Centre - a fantastic outdoor / community living experience on the Isle of Mull, run by the Iona Community.
Our upcoming events calendar shows all the forthcoming events at Cre8 and our partners. Click here to view the full list of upcoming events.