Winter Newsletter 2017
DECEMBER / NOVEMBER 2017
Welcome to our Winter Warmer update... bursting with inspiring stories from people in our neighbourhood, our upcoming events, awards, annual reports and lots of things to get you feeling warm and fuzzy for Christmas!
CRE8'S ANNUAL REPORT 2017
Hot off the press! Our 2017 Annual Report has just been published... you can view the full report here >>
We're very proud of this years report - some great stories from our youth projects, lots of cracking photos, and quotes from supporters, young people, families and customers. The Report is 'homemade'; that is we design, produce, write, proof-read and take all the photos ourselves using the skills we have. A great achievement.
RISING STAR AWARD
Cre8 was recognised with a special ‘Rising Star’ award at the spectacular North West Charity Awards In October. Cre8 was given the award for punching above its weight in the ‘Small Charity Big Impact’ category.
Other finalists in the category included charities representing the best from across the North West, so this is a fantastic achievement for everyone involved with Cre8, which is now in its 12th year of supporting young people and families from the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield.
The inaugural North West Charity Awards ceremony took place at Manchester’s impressive Midland Hotel. This was a red carpet event where the Cre8 table included volunteers, trustees, workers and young adults, who gathered to celebrate the great work of the thousands of charities and non-profit organisations across the North West of England.
Collecting the Award on the night, Cre8’s Director Rob Wardle said “I am hugely proud of all the people who've been involved in Cre8 since we started 12 years ago - our small faith-based community project on the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield. This award is absolutely unexpected for us at an event full of amazing big-hitting charities.”
Cre8 also gained the top award for Creamline Dairies in the Outstanding Business Supporters category. Creamline’s partnership with Cre8 helps to support young people and young adults into employment and give them direct work experience in the commercial world, whilst also providing income for the Cre8 charity.
Cre8’s aim of Faith: Change: Community is targeted at empowering young people and adults in the local area to make change happen for themselves and for their local neighbourhood of the Moss Rose Estate in Macclesfield.
WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO...
We recently said farewell to Adam. He's got a new job working as a recovery driver - something he's always wanted to do. Adam started with us about 3 years ago working as a young person on Cre8 Facilities (our social enterprise) washing vehicles. He's been a team leader for the last couple of years and done a fantastic job leading our work with Creamline. And he's recently become a father! Congratulations Adam - you'll be missed but we're very pleased for you 😁😁😁 This is what it's all about.
Calling all our wonderful supporters
We are planning a ‘Food Giveaway’ at the Community Christmas Feast at St Barnabas Church on the 22nd of December. Following the incredible response at previous giveaways we realise how important it is for so many, so close to Christmas.
If you are able to donate items (see below) please get in touch with Cre8 on 01625 503740
We really do appreciate your support for the young people of the Moss Rose Estate and their families.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY...
We are especially grateful to all the kind people who publicise our upcoming events through their churches, groups, workplace, social media and family & friends. If you're able to - please do include the events listed above in any notices / displays / leaflets - and help us spread the word!
Volunteers are at the heart of Cre8. They make things happen, and they share their passion and time. It is hugely valuable to a young person to have an adult who will sit and chat with them about their day. We welcome volunteers of any age, background or experience.
Right now, Cre8 specifically need new volunteers to help with ART and CRAFT activities, COOKING and GAMES/SPORTS at our youth clubs which run on Tuesdays 6-8.30pm and Wednesdays 5-7.30pm (which includes setup/close down time). Our youth clubs run in term time.
If you can regularly give a few hours of your time, please phone us on 01625 503740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering isn't just about giving, it's so much more, have a look here: http://www.cre8macclesfield.org/volunteering.html
Annual Report 2014 Published
Cre8 Annual Report 2011-12
In July 2013, we published our latest Annual Report.
The report is more than just a overview of the past 12 months; it's packed full of stories about young people and adults who've been involved with Cre8 and the journeys they have made. From messy beginnings to hope for the future, Cre8 is about making change happen, and the report shows how we do this.
You can read about the range of clubs we run and how some of the young people that once attended are now coming back as young adult volunteers, full of energy and enthusiasm and helping to make the project sustainable.
Our One to One project has grown massively over the past 18 months, and we are now an important provider of alternative education for young people struggling in schools.
Work experience through our RD project is a valuable part of our work and feeds into our social enterprise Cre8 Works. Young people get a taste of the world of work and learn valuable skills that will help them into employment later in life. And they have lots of fun doing it!
Within Offbeat the music project has thrived thanks to the funding we secured from Youth Music. The recording suite at the Building is used throughout the week for the benefit of young people.
Cre8 Works is looking to expand it's work, especially now that we have a full time Supervisor to organise work teams and schedules, as well as supervise the young adults we employ.
There is lots more to read in the report - You can view the full report here.
We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
All photos included in the report were taken by workers, volunteers and young people at Cre8 - no stock photos were used. The report was designed and put together by us.
Our upcoming events calendar shows all the forthcoming events at Cre8 and our partners. Click here to view the full list of upcoming events.