To mark Salford Foundation’s 30th birthday, they are encouraging the people of Salford to raise money by setting themselves challenges.

The Big 30 Fundraising Challenge will run from Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November, and asks you to pick a challenge related to the number 30, “have some fun and raise money to help Salford Foundations’ projects keep going through this difficult time.”

Chief Executive Phil East Said: “The aim of our fundraiser is to engage with our stakeholders, funders, partners and beneficiaries to be part of something fun and creative, in these times when we aren’t able to meet as we usually would.”

We are hoping to raise the profile of the Foundation as well as the work that we do throughout Greater Manchester and the North West, so that we can create a supporter base in the long term.”

Thankfully we have a good existing relationship with our corporate partners, who were able to participate by doing team challenges from home.”

Some people have chosen to roller skate for 30 minutes, run 30km and even fit 30 marshmallows in their mouth, their videos are then posted online with the hashtag #SF30 .

In a video posted Twitter @SalfordFND, Chris said that he had challenged himself to ride 30km on a child scooter.

After his ‘trusty old scooter’ broke and he had to adapt his challenge by running, he said: I could have easily gave up after the scooter debacle, but i chose to fight and carry on.”

Much like the families and communities we’re supporting at Salford Foundation, they fight every single day to try and better their lives, so we should us that for motivation whilst fundraising”.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Salford Foundation have had to change the way they usually mark milestones, and adapt to a virtual method of their fundraising event, so this year more than ever they are asking the people of Salford to get involved so that they can continue to provide support to the communities in need.

All donations will go towards helping the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people in Salford and Greater Manchester, such as those who are in poverty, experiencing domestic abuse, facing social isolation, and in need of mentoring since leaving prison.

Last year, the Foundation helped 732 adults and young people in the criminal justice system, and assisted 2,660 adults through their debt and poverty services. (Salford Foundation Impact Report 2019/20)

East said: ” There is a gap in our income at the moment due to the current circumstances and this event is helping us to diversify our income and ensure that we can continue to support our service users for the next thirty years and beyond.”

How to Get Involved

You can download a fundraising pack here, or you can donate:

online at:

or text: BIGTHIRTY 3 to 70085 to donate £3


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Instagram: @Salford_foundation



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