The Resonance Centre Health & Wellbeing Hub

by Step Up MCR in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

£35,564

 
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th July 2022 at 8:00pm

Help The Resonance Centre, Clayton's community health and wellbeing collective, raise £35,000 to cover its Centre Manager costs.

by Step Up MCR in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional support will contribute to The Resonance Centre's general running costs and allow more fantastic community health and wellbeing activities to take place.


National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.


Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.

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Step Up for The Resonance Centre

The Resonance Centre is a brand new community health and wellbeing hub creating positive and powerful change in Clayton, Manchester.

The Resonance Centre is a unique space positioned just minutes from Manchester's city centre. It provides a wealth of health and wellbeing activities for the local community including yoga, meditation, nutritional eating, drumming, dancing, digital inclusion, sober events, radio and podcasting, and much more.

In only two years, The Resonance Centre has undergone a radical transformation- turning a kitchen showroom into the incredible community space it is today. The Resonance Centre has offered free space and affordable room hire to local groups to run activities and now, it needs your help.

Our Ask 

The Resonance Centre is currently 100% reliant on volunteer support. We need your help to cover management salaries for the next year. £35,000 will contribute to two part-time Centre Manager roles, supporting the centre to become fully operational and open to the community seven days per week. 

Grants funding has allowed for the refurbishment of the centre and for project work, and room hire keeps the building maintenance costs running, but this key piece of the jigsaw will unlock the full potential of this fantastic community asset. 

Step Up MCR will double every £1 donated!

Step Up MCR is the place based giving charity for Manchester growing community-led projects across Ancoats & Beswick and Clayton & Openshaw. 

By hosting The Resonance Centre's Crowdfunder campaign, we commit to match-fund every £1 donated up to £10,000, meaning all donations up to £10,000 will be doubled to create a pot of £20,000. 

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The Journey So Far

From Kitchen Showroom to Community Space

Juanita Margerison, Director of The Resonance Centre and Silver Spoon Kitchens, began on her own health and wellness journey in 2016.

After revolutionising her lifestyle with yoga, mindfulness, clean eating and other practices, Juanita came up with the dream of creating her kitchen showroom into a wellness hub to offer health and wellbeing activities to the community free of charge. 

Fellow Director, Ralph Sweeney, came on board in 2019 to help the dream of The Resonance Centre grow. They registered as a Community Interest Company in May 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The team began offering online classes to support people at home throughout the pandemic, all while refurbishing the centre. 

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Following a seven month renovation, The Resonance Centre saw a radical transformation from a kitchen showroom to a spacious, contemporary studio with endless uses and benefits for the whole community. 

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Since opening in the summer of 2021, The Resonance Centre has delivered well over 1,000 hours of yoga, meditation, pranayama classes and workshops. 

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Juanita and Ralph continue to work tirelessly on a voluntary basis to run The Resonance Centre, working weekdays, evenings and weekends to deliver a space that brings the whole community together for positive, powerful change. 

How Can You Help?

With your help and match funding from Step Up MCR, Juanita and Ralph hope to raise £20,000 to cover their management costs and unlock the masses of potential at The Resonance Centre. 

Your support will enable regular and stable opening times for the centre, with a Centre Manager always present to manage the day-to-day running of the centre. This includes managing room bookings and centre timetables, bookkeeping and finances, general upkeep and maintenance, and supporting individuals and groups using the space. 

What's On Offer

The Resonance Centre has a jam-packed schedule of amazing activities which desperately require the co-ordination and scheduling of a Centre Manager. 

 Activities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Weekly children's yoga sessions with local schools
  • Little Yogis- Saturday morning children's yoga classes
  • Yin & Tonic- A weekly yin yoga class with calming bedtime drinks
  • Transform Yoga- Trauma informed yoga for recovery
  • The Digital Inclusion Hub- Three weekly digital drop-in sessions offering support to those digitally isolated with online support, equipment and mobile data
  • The Manchester Wellness Collective- A dedicated collective of holistic professionals, yoga teachers and specialist practitioners 
  • Born Free- Manchester's conscious dance floor for weekly sober raving
  • Drumming Workshops
  • Integrating Self- Healing trauma from a holistic perspective commissioned by Manchester City Council
  • Drywave Recovery- Drywave Recovery is a CIC supporting people in recovery from drugs and alcohol through peer support, radio, podcasting, sober music events and intensive support workshops. The organisation has a studio space based in The Resonance Centre. 

Future Plans

The Plant Base

With the staff in place for the centre to open more regularly, The Resonance Centre plans to open The Plant Base, a garden style ‘snackery’ serving healthy plant-based and organic meals. 

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The Health & Wellbeing Benefits

The Resonance Centre has a wealth of health and wellbeing benefits for the whole community, with activities supporting: 

  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep and concentration
  • Improved mood and alleviate depression
  • Connect, make friends and socialise
  • Revolutionise your diet and physical fitness
  • Create good mental health for a happy life

Unity in the Community

The Resonance Centre is fully integrated into the Clayton community, with strong partnerships and referral pathways to provide holistic support and wrap-around care to anyone accessing the centre. 

The centre has co-created a collaborative working environment with other local community organisations. It is now home to a range of groups including Step Up MCR, Drywave CIC, Flourish Together and many others making use of the space. 

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Rewards

We're excited to offer some fantastic rewards to promote our Crowdfunder campaign and want to offer our thanks to the individuals, businesses and groups supporting our work. 

Just some of the brilliant Crowdfunder Rewards on offer include: 

  • Tickets to Born Free- Manchester's weekly conscious dance floor (usually £6). Valid any Thursday.
  • A three pack of organic, non toxic, environmentally friendly incense sticks, handmade in India made without any animal by products.
  • Online shopping vouchers for VEO- the first completely trustable virtual market place offering only products that are vegan, sustainable and ethically sourced.
  • A full gift bag of Faith in Nature products worth over £30
  • A 1kg bag of ceremonial grade cacao worth £55+
  • A private 90 minute Yin Yoga session with Director of The Resonance Centre, Juanita Margerison.
  • A plant based cooking tutorial for 1-3 people with vegan chef, Terri Firmston. Approx. 1.5-2 hours.

Thank You

Endless thanks to the fantastic community who have already gotten behind The Resonance Centre to grow it into the fantastic local asset it is today. 

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About Step Up MCR

Step Up MCR is the place-based giving charity creating powerful change in communities from the inside out. With a focus on the Manchester wards Ancoats & Beswick and Clayton & Openshaw, we work to build more connected communities by increasing local giving to community-led projects. 

Our aim is to create more resilient communities and address local inequalities by boosting community activity, raising aspirations and increasing health and wellbeing. We do this by brokering support between resident-led projects and those wanting to give back, and creating spaces for people to discuss and gain support for community-led projects. In promoting local giving, we unlock access for anybody to give back to the community- whether its time, money, resources, skills, knowledge or space.

As well as supporting giving to established local organisations and projects, Step Up MCR aims to be the catalyst for new and emerging ideas to develop and grow into sustainable projects. We do this by working in partnership with residents, businesses, voluntary groups or public sector bodies to increase giving.

Our match funding for The Resonance Centre's campaign comes in partnership with Manchester Local Care Organisation, MCR Active and One Manchester. 

To find out more about the other brilliant community projects we're growing and to support our work, head to www.stepupmcr.org

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Facebook: Step Up MCR

Instagram: @Stepup_mcr

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£5 or more

Tickets to Born Free

£5 x5 Ticket to Born Free- Manchester's weekly conscious dance floor (usually £6). Valid any Thursday.

£12 or more

4 of 5 claimed

Born Free Monthly! Our Saturday Sober Rave

Born Free Saturdays! Join us at The Resonance Centre for our monthly, bigger and better born free! https://www.theresonancecentre.co.uk/

£20 or more

2 of 3 claimed

VEO Shopping Vouchers

Online shopping vouchers for VEO- the first completely trustable virtual market place offering only products that are vegan, sustainable and ethically sourced.

£30 or more

0 of 2 claimed

30 minute Indian head massage

30 minute Indian head massages from members of #manchesterwellnesscollective which is based at The Resonance Centre (RRP ranges up to £75)

£100 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Plant Based Cooking Tutorial for 1-3 People

A plant based cooking tutorial for 1-3 people with vegan chef Terri Firmston. Approx. 1.5-2 hours. Usually charged at £120.

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Half day yoga retreat for up to 12 people

A half day (4 hour) yoga retreat for up to 12 people. Ideal for a birthday treat or corporate team building. Usually £600

£2 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Fresh Slow Pressed Juices from Divine Wellness

Fresh slow pressed juices from Divine Wellness (RRP £2.50-£3.50) https://www.facebook.com/Divinewellnessuk/

£7 or more

4 of 4 claimed

4x boxes of Amazeballs (5 in a box)

4x boxes of Amazeballs (5 in a box) (RRP £10)

£10 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Organic Incense Sticks

A three pack of organic, non toxic, environmentally friendly incense sticks, handmade in India made without any animal by products.

£25 or more

10 of 10 claimed

A Faith In Nature Hamper

A full gift hamper of Faith in Nature products worth over £35

£50 or more

3 of 3 claimed

A 1kg bag of ceremonial grade cacao

A 1kg bag of ceremonial grade cacao worth £55+

£75 or more

3 of 3 claimed

A Private 90 Minute Yin Yoga Session with Juanita

A private 90 minute Yin Yoga session with director of The Resonance Centre Juanita Margerison.

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A 2 hour group yoga workshop for up to 12 people

A 2 hour group yoga workshop for up to 12 people. Ideal for a birthday treat or corporate team building. Usually £300.

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