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FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch
16 years on from hosting arguably one of the most successful events in Commonwealth Games history, we’re taking a moment during Gold Coast 2018 to reflect on Manchester’s incredible journey and recognise the event that significantly changed the landscape of sport and leisure across our city…forever.
The Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002 not only consolidated our global reputation as THE city for sport (setting the benchmark for future games), but also provided the perfect catalyst to establish one of the largest volunteer programmes in the UK that has gone from strength to strength for nearly 2 decades now…which, simply put, would not be the success story it is today without our most valuable asset – YOU!
And it’s not just bravado, we’ll let the facts speak for themselves…over 16 years our volunteers have
- Grown to almost 6,000 members
- Logged over 73,000 hours
- Supported 1,000+ individual opportunities
- Attended well-over 38,000 sessions
As a simple gesture of appreciation and thank you to our volunteers, we would love you to attend our FREE COMMONWEALTH LUNCH at Manchester Regional Arena on Friday 20th April from 12.30pm through to 2.30pm.
We have created the lunch as an opportunity on MCRVIP.com, if you’re able to attend, please sign-up to the lunch before Friday 13th April.
This lunch will be an opportunity to meet fellow volunteers from as far back as 2002 (some you may not have seen for 16 years) and share stories and experiences from 2002 and beyond. If you still have your kit, or any memorabilia from the Games, feel free to wear on the day or bring with you.
We will also be setting up a Social Media Wall to showcase the cohesive volunteering community that has grown since 2002. Please include #MCR16YEARSON in any Tweets, Facebook or Instagram posts around the Commonwealth Games, or any volunteering you’re undertaking, and we’ll pick these up!
We will also be looking to capture some of your stories on the day of the lunch too.
Parking is available on site through Gate 2 (blue car park) or the Etihad Campus tram stop is on site and only 2 minute walk. Free tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be available.
We look forward to meeting you on the day. Please make your way to the Trackside Suite of the Indoor Arena.
National Squash Centre, Rowseley Street, Etihad Campus, Gate 13, M113FF
Free lunch, great opportunity to socialise and re-connect with like-minded people
From Piccadilly, no.216 bus to Etihad Stadium leaves every 5 minutes until 19.00 and then every 10 until 20.00, approximately 3 minute walk to centre. Or From Cheetham, no. 53 bus to the Etihad Stadium
Piccadilly to Ashburys, approximately 15 minute walk to the centre.
Etihad Campus on the Ashton-under-Lyne line.
You must be over 16 years old
Open from Friday 20th April 2018 to Friday 20th April 2018
Closing on Friday 13th April 2018 in -12 days.
Left on Monday 23rd April 2018 for FREE Commonwealth Games Volunteer Lunch
I had a great time.
Left on Tuesday 30th January 2018 for AJ Bell PSA World Championships 2017
A great event to attend , well organised. A joy to watch the worlds best players competing in terrific locations. Looking forward to the next event
Left on Thursday 18th January 2018 for AJ Bell PSA World Championships 2017
Great fun, thanks
Left on Monday 15th January 2018 for AJ Bell PSA World Championships 2017
I loved being a volunteer at the squash. Well looked after by good leaders.
Left on Saturday 13th January 2018 for National Olympic and Paralympic Homecoming Parade - Hotel Volunteer Managers
Fantastic experience . So surreal meeting all the athletes who achieved so much.
Left on Saturday 13th January 2018 for WSF 2017 World Doubles Squash Championship
As always, a pleasure to be involved and to help in creating a great event, and to work alongside a committed and friendly workforce.
Friday, 20 April 2018
Starting at 12:30 for 2 hours