"We want people to show us their Manchester, thats why were calling the calendar ManchesterIsOurs. They can send anything that shows a personal connection with our fantastic city."
The 12 images that appear in ‘Manchester is Ours’ will be selected by a judging panel that includes local design agency LOVE., who will help to produce the calendar for 2021. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to enter their photographs.
2021 will be a special year for Barnabus, as the charity marks its 30th anniversary as a frontline organisation bringing hope and transformation to rough sleepers and people experiencing homelessness.
Yvonne Hope, Barnabus chief executive, said her team are looking forward to seeing images from the community that celebrate Manchester’s diversity and explore every facet of the city.
“We want people to show us their Manchester, that’s why we’re calling the calendar #ManchesterIsOurs. So, they could send in a photo of a place, or a person, or an occasion – anything that shows a personal connection with our fantastic city.
“Adding the owner’s words to the image will create a wonderful tribute to this place we all call home. It’s a place where creativity runs deep, and every individual has a unique story to tell. It’s a special way to mark our 30th year and we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.
“We’re thankful to LOVE. and our corporate sponsors for gifting their support to create a unique calendar celebrating Manchester.”
Sponsor a month
Barnabus has a few spaces left for corporate sponsorships and are looking for businesses to support the charity by sponsoring one month in the calendar for £125, in return for their company logo to feature.
To get in touch about sponsoring a month in the calendar, businesses can follow this link: https://www.barnabus-manchester.org.uk/donate/barnabus/5/credit-card, and follow the below instructions.
1. Add the £125 amount in the empty amount box.
2. Add ‘calendar sponsorship’ in the box asking you to “put a comment with your donation”
3. Fill in your details in the safe payment area.
The ‘Manchester Is Ours’ calendar will be available to purchase for £10, with all proceeds going to support Barnabus in its ongoing mission to help rough sleeps and people experiencing homelessness to re-build their lives.
The calendars can be pre-ordered now at barnabus-manchester.org.uk/shop or will be available to buy from selected retailers from mid-November. Keep an eye on @baranbusmcr on Instagram for more information.
Call for Manchester retailers – if you can support Barnabus by stocking and selling the calendar on a sale or return basis, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.