Visiting Forever Manchester

A couple of weeks ago my daughter rang me at work and asked me if I  would like to do a podcast for Forever Manchester. She is an ambassador for them and has contributed a podcast herself, and she thought it might be fun.

I thought I would find out a bit more about Forever Manchester:

Forever Manchester is a charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We help local people do extraordinary things together. We fund and support a huge range of activities that help young people, older people and disabled people, as well as homelessness, sports, environmental, education, and cancer support projects, plus everything in between. We work with our local communities to inspire and encourage projects that they want to see, to make their neighbourhoods happier, healthier and safer places to be. This is Charity… The Mancunian Way.


As you may know if you are a regular reader of my blog or even my novels, I love Manchester. So I accepted the challenge. In the usual haphazard, chaotic manner of someone who is trying to do several jobs at once, I prepared only at the last minute; in fact, on the bus on the way there.

So what happens when you records a podcast? I was met by Terry Snowden MBE who made me a brew (full Manc marks for that!) and explained that it would just be a chat.

We went into the studio and he showed me the recording equipment. Terry had gathered some information about me, and when he switched on the microphone we just chatted about all kinds of things like my weird CV, my love of the Arndale Centre and writing.

Thirty minutes later it was all done. Here’s the result! Scroll down to see the podcast.

If you enjoyed the podcast and the others on the site (I am COMPLETELY STARSTRUCK by them…) then please consider donating to Forever Manchester.