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We see the world through a lens of limitless possibilities – and as we continue to push ourselves and breakthrough boundaries, we need you to unite and join us on our mission.

Introducing … MYZ 100

2020 has brought a year of challenging situations and we have strived to overcome each one, exceeding our own expectations and delivering to young people in new and unanticipated ways.

With that in mind, we thought why not end the year in the same way and push ourselves further by launching our biggest fundraising campaign to date – MYZ 100. With 100 days until Christmas we want to reach out to our community, our supporters, and our members to come together by setting their own MYZ100 challenges and aim to individually raise 100’s or even 1000’s of £’s!

Inspired by MoneyPlus Groups Commercial Director, Jonathan Mills, who  challenged himself to do a 100 mile bike ride (across 3 counties!), we want to see who else is willing to push their own boundaries and unite to join us in providing young people that need it with somewhere to turn no matter what is going on in the world.

When talking about his reasons for launching his own challenge, Jonathan said:

“As an employee of MoneyPlus Group, who have supported Manchester Youth Zone (MYZ) for several years, the children’s charity based in Harpurhey, North Manchester, is one that I have been involved with on a number of occasions, from fundraising events to mentoring a young person, and each involvement has humbled me and inspired me to do more.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many charities across the country have been affected financially, and whilst they are having to deal with the impact of this, the work itself is more important than ever.

The Youth Zone isn’t just a place for children to go and play; I have seen first-hand the impact the facilities, and the staff, have on the lives of the families they work with and so I decided I wanted to push myself and play my part in helping the community of a city I work in.”

So. Are YOU ready to get involved? Maybe you want to do 100 push-ups a day for 100 days, clean 100 cars, sell 100 cupcakes or even just sign up to donate £1 to MYZ for 100 days… the possibilities or endless, and the impact is incredible.

Stuck thinking of your own challenge? Why not join Jonathan on his bike ride? Starting and ending at the Youth Zone itself, he’s set the date, picked the route, and welcomes as many additional riders as wish to join him!

Date: Sunday 18th October

Start time: 9am (est. finish 5pm)

Stating location: Manchester Youth Zone, 931 Rochdale Road, M9 8AE

For more information on how you can get involved, email our Events and Communications Manager at kirsty.murphy@manchesteryz.org