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raised of £700 target by 52 supporters

    Weʼve raised £712 to print a collection of Chorlton's seniors' stories. The memories, lessons and stories of older people are vital. Help us celebrate them.

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st December 2019

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    The Story of Our Lives is a community project which will bring together older people who want to share their stories, lessons and memories, with a group of voluntary writers who are keen to listen, learn and record what they hear.

    Once a week for a month, local people who may not otherwise have met, will come together over a cuppa , have an enjoyable chat about a key theme and then together, work towards creating an anthology of tales that preserves and celebrates the memories shared that day.

    There has been so much support already for this project in terms of time and energy given. Here are a few examples (there are many more): Chorlton Good Neighbours have kindly partnered in the organisation of this; Chorlton Arts are also helping to promote and support the work and Topping Publishing have offered to help edit, illustrate and get it ready to send off to the printers. Most vital of all, story tellers and writers are giving their time for free to create the content. It's a thoroughly inspiring project to help co-ordinate. *

    HOWEVER, one thing that doesn't seem to happen for free is printing! We want to print enough copies of this book so that all the participants can get one to keep as a memento of their contribution and that costs.... money!

    By donating even £2 to this cause, you will help create something of lasting importance to our community. If you donate £5 or over, you can receive your own copy of the finished book as a thank you. (You will need to include your email in the comments section as you donate for me to be able to arrange this).

    *If you want to get involved in the writing or story telling parts of this project, or support in any other way, contact me on



    • Jolene Sheehan3 years ago
      Jolene Sheehan

      Jolene Sheehan

      3 years ago

      It's ready!!!

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    • Jolene Sheehan3 years ago
      Jolene Sheehan

      Jolene Sheehan

      3 years ago

      Just a couple of days until this book goes to print! We still need a little more to reach our target. If you can space a few moments for a last minute share on your social media we would very much appreciate it. <3 Ps. For those of you who have paid £5 and over and would like a copy, could you please do me a massive favour and email me with the subject matter entitled "Stories of our lives book" so that I can add you all to the same folder? My email has become chaotic since this project and I don't want to miss anyone!

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    • Jolene Sheehan4 years ago
      Jolene Sheehan

      Jolene Sheehan

      4 years ago

      There were two wonderful events this past week where we got to showcase the brilliant efforts of story tellers and writers. A key and very enjoyable part of these events was the fact we were able to share this wonderful video about the project, made by Mark. Check it out and his work generally. A very talented and kind man!

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    • Ann Portus

      Ann Portus

      Nov 13, 2019

      Great work


    • Sian


      Nov 13, 2019

      Very worthwhile project - enjoyed the taster during Chorlton Arts Festival


    • Anonymous


      Nov 13, 2019

      Great enterprise.

    • Jane Jones

      Jane Jones

      Nov 13, 2019

      Looking forward to reading it (have lived in Chorlton for 45 yrs


    • Cath


      Nov 13, 2019

      Looking forward to it being published!

    • Suzanne


      Nov 13, 2019

      What a wonderful project. I’m looking forward to reading the stories.


    • Alison Tingle

      Alison Tingle

      Oct 31, 2019

      Feel lucky to have seen this amazing project in action - keep up the good work Jolene!


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