17th September 2014
Mancunian singer and songwriter Misha, B who rose to fame on the eighth series of The X Factor, will be performing at this year’s Spirit of Manchester Awards, a series of awards celebrating Manchester’s voluntary and community sector on Thursday 25th September. The Awards are organised by Macc, the support organisation for the 3000+ voluntary and community groups within the city.
Misha, who was born and raised in Moss Side, is inspired by soul and hiphop and will be performing songs from her new album for nearly 200 people from the local voluntary and community sector at the Spirit of Manchester Awards event. Misha is an ambassador for the UK’s National Diversity Awards among other charity based projects and is excited to be part of the Awards which are dedicated to rewarding and recognising the individuals and organisations who are dedicate their time to the cities voluntary and community sector.
The Spirit of Manchester Awards will be hosted by Mike Wild, Chief Executive of Macc and presented by the guest of honour Councillor Sue Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester. This year’s awards event is sponsored by the University of Manchester.
The Awards event takes place during a week-long festival celebrating voluntary and community groups all across the city. Over 60 events are taking place all across the city. A full calendar can be found at www.spiritofmanchesterfestival.uk
Mike Wild, Chief Executive of Macc, said
“I am so thrilled that Misha B is coming to perform at the Awards event. It’s wonderful that she wants to come along and show her support for the work of thousands of volunteers and community groups in her hometown. The whole evening is a celebration of the local voluntary sector and the fact that people like Misha and the Lord Mayor are taking the time to be there is a fantastic compliment to groups all across Manchester.”
Notes for Editors
1. Macc is a charity which provides support to Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. The organisation provides support to local groups in finding funds, setting up and developing, working in partnership, campaigning. Macc also runs the Manchester Voluntary Sector Assembly and Volunteer Centre Manchester.
2. Macc’s “State of the Sector” research published in 2013 revealed there are some 3093 voluntary and community sector organisations in the city of Manchester employing 12,400 staff alongside 94,300 volunteers.
3. Proceeds from the evening’s event will go to the We Love Manchester Charity, the Lord Mayor’s charity.
- Trailer for Misha B’s performance at the Spirit of Manchester Awards https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/news/misha-b-perform-our-spirit-manchester-awards-ceremony
- Press Release: Charity Awards Shortlist Announced - http://www.macc.org.uk/content/charity-awards-shortlist-announced
- Press Release: City-wide Festival Celebrates Volunteering and Community Groups http://www.macc.org.uk/content/citywide-festival-celebrates-volunteering-and-community-groups
- Awards homepage: http://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/spirit-manchester-awards
- Videos of 2013 Awards winners http://mymanchester.net/featured/spirit-manchester-awards-winners
- Hashtag for the awards is #SpiritofMcr14
- State of the Voluntary Sector report: http://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/state-sector-2013
Chief Executive, Macc
T: 0161 834 9823
E: [email protected].org.uk
Spirit of Manchester Awards and Festival Co-ordinator, Macc
T: 0161 834 9823
E: [email protected]
Macc, Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JW