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Pangaea Festival and PFTP raise £2,500 for charity!

24 March 2016

We're delighted to announce that, as part of our ongoing partnership with Pangaea Festival, the event's January 2016 edition has raised £2,500 for two great causes - Manchester Action on Street Health and Self Help.

The latest instalment of Europe's largest student festival will take place across a range of spacious halls and hidden cubbyholes throughout the University of Manchester Students' Union on January 30th, this time round taking place under a 'Level 10' video game theme - attendees can expect a, "throwback to your pastimes of yesteryear, drawing on Sonic, Space Invaders and Spyro to turn the Students' Union into a pixelated party like none before". Acts taking to the various stages include Katy BMount KimbieCongo NattyMove DDub Phizix and Swim Deep, and across Pangaea's sprawling network of rooms there's sure to be something for everyone.

What's more, each of the 5,000 attendees will have helped raise the great total of £2,500 for the two chosen charities through the booking fees on their tickets bought through Party For The People.

Manchester Action on Street Health (MASH) is a charity that helps female sex workers in Greater Manchester keep safe and healthy, and empowers them to make choices about their lives. The charity centre provides a range of vital drop-in services, including a sexual health clinic, needle exchange, therapeutic services and life skills support.

MASH staff build relationships with the women they are helping through outreach work. From there, staff can help support the women with issues such as drug addiction, housing and money problems. Between 2014 and 2015, MASH supported 903 women. The majority of the women were street and sauna workers.

Self Help is a mental health charity that, "helps people to help themselves".

The charity provides a range of support, services and opportunities for people living with common mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks. At least 60 per cent, of all staff have had personal experience of a common mental health problem, meaning they are well placed to help those using the service.

You can discover more about, and show your support to, both charities through the links below:

MASHmash.org.uk

Self Helpselfhelpservices.org.uk

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Words: Jack Scourfield & Bronte Matthews


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