Away from the office, we are committed to giving back and support a number of local and national charities.
Emmeline’s Pantry, a fantastic local charity run by women for women in need. The organisation helps vulnerable women and their families access the things they need most, including food, toiletries, baby equipment and clothes. Many of its service users are refugees or have experienced domestic abuse.
Led by a dedicated group of women and supporters and volunteers, Emmeline’s Pantry was originally set up as a food bank in the basement of Emmeline Pankhurst’s former home. Over the last five years, the charity has expanded and has recently moved to a larger headquarters in Chorlton. It continues to provide a food bank service three times a week.
Through generous contributions from individuals and businesses, Forever Manchester strengthens communities and enriches local life. Over the past 25 years, the charity has raised over £35 million to support projects and deliver activities that bring people together and provide the social backbone of our fantastic city.
At Realm, we have taken part in a number of fundraising events for Forever Manchester including sponsored walks and runs, cake sales and quizzes.
In November 2016, we spearheaded and commissioned ForeverfromManchester, a quirky illustrative celebration of Mancunian heritage. The artwork was exhibited in the Northern Quarter and sold as postcards and prints, raising more than £1,000. In recognition of the project’s success, our director Duane was shortlisted for the ‘Manchester Champion’ award at 2017’s MIMAs.
In November 2017, our director Duane took part in Movember to help raise awareness about men’s health.
In June 2018, four members of the team ran 10km at Race of Life: Pretty Muddy, raising nearly £300 for Cancer Research UK.