How we work with partners to support our community
Prior to the pandemic, Legacy 90.1 FM was involved in a whole range of community events and projects with a diverse range of partners. This all stopped when the pandemic struck, and the world went into lockdown, but we are working on plans to resurrect our community work as soon as it is safe to do so.
Keep checking here to see what we are doing.
In the meantime, have a look at some of our past community work:
- The BE Awards
- School Uniform Drive
- Foodbank Drive
- Manchester’s Got Talent
- Manchester Caribbean Carnival
- This event is usually held in a park in Moss Side, Alexandra Park but in 2020 it was taken online for the first time. The event was held on the 8th and 9th August 2020 and saw 16,000 people go online to listen to the event. Please visit the carnival website at www. https://themanchestercarnival.com/ to check it out.
- 2022 is the 50th anniversary of Manchester Caribbean Carnival and we are planning an extravaganza in Alexandra Park that brings back traditional elements such as the Kings and Queens show, mas parade, steel bands and a focus on community involvement. The Carnival will have a truly modern twist by including live streaming and an online event. Our ambitions are high, but we are committed to making Manchester Caribbean Carnival the best community festival in the UK.
- Black Lives Matter programming
- Black History Month: In 2020 we celebrated 30 Black people from Manchester and the rest of the UK during shows running all through October. We have a list of over 100 Black British people who have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field. The list includes politicians, scientists, medical professionals, business professionals, sportspeople, creative artists and activists who are famous or have reached the top of their profession.
- Windrush Scandal Discussion and Debate
- International Women’s Day
- Prostate cancer with Cancer UK
- Black mental health awareness campaigns
- Manchester job opportunities where Legacy sponsored and attended a jobs fair
- Blood drive campaigns with the NHS
- Sickle cell awareness campaigns