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Meet Our Reporters: Tony Openshaw

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Tony Openshaw AGE: 64 REPORTER PATCH: Manchester Our reporter, Tony Openshaw, set up Asylum Support Housing Advice (ASHA) in 2004 – helping 7,000 people seeking asylum in Greater Manchester.   He retired in 2015 and joined Out In The City, a social and support group for members of the LGBT+ communities aged over […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Christine Duffin

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Christine Duffin AGE: 59 REPORTER PATCH: MANCHESTER Our reporter, Christine Duffin, used ‘meet up’ when she retired to find out about social opportunities and networks and is now part of walking group that goes as far   and wide as Granada, and also volunteers at The Royal Exchange Theatre, Stretford Public Hall, Age […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Jean Friend

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Jean Friend  Age 67  REPORTER PATCH: Oldham Our reporter, Jean Friend, is a photographer, and enjoys the theatre, cycling, art, politics and campaigning on LGBT issues.   She wants to use her photography skills in the Talking About My Generation campaign as well as learn new skills and build confidence. Jean, who is […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Mike Dodd

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Mike Dodd AGE: 78 REPORTER PATCH: Oldham Our reporter, Mike Dodd, is passionate about people staying connected in their local communities. He is a governor at a primary school, committee member of a social group, member of the Patient Participation Group with the CCG to review their processes and materials, has been a […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Bob Alston

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Bob Alston AGE: 65 REPORTER PATCH: Tameside A proud Mancunian, reds fan, and retired engineer and teacher, Bob volunteers at Age UK Tameside and the Grafton Centre, Hyde and has an interest in anything with an engine, photography and his family. He wants to use his photography skills in the Talking About My Generation campaign, as well as […]

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Meet Our Reporters: Paul Sherlock

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

FULL NAME: Paul Sherlock AGE: 72. REPORTER PATCH: Salford Our reporter, Paul Sherlock, is a volunteer for AgeUK Salford – mainly at the Critchley Community Hub in Swinton. He enjoys local history, genealogy and photography. He joined the Talking About My Generation campaign to use his skills in photography to capture people and events that […]

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Meet Our Reporter: Chris Vickers

June 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

  FULL NAME: Christopher Vickers AGE: 67 REPORTER PATCH: Salford Our reporter, Chris Vickers, found retirement traumatic – but was encouraged by a friend to try Walking Football and now play four times a week! He is also part of a writers group at Critchley Café with his wife. Chris joined the Talking About My […]

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Yellow Jigsaw founders beat 400 to make final stages of national funding competition

June 6, 2019 by in category Passionate Pair

Kirsty and Grace are delighted to have made the final 19 of a national funding competition delivered by Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) with their primary school literacy and media programme, Media Cubs. The project, currently piloted across Trafford thanks to funding secured by Trafford Housing Trust, transforms the classroom into the newsroom […]

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Yellow Jigsaw team up with an alternative education provider to put them on the MAP

January 25, 2019 by in category Client Work, Communications, PR

  We are so thrilled about our latest PR and marketing project – which is not only in the education sector BUT also a social enterprise – which are two significant passions of our YJ team. The project sees us come together with an alternative education provider in Reddish – Make A Pathway (MAP) – led by […]

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Yellow Jigsaw starts 2019 with triple contract win

January 21, 2019 by in category Client Work, PR, Social Value

New Year has started with a bang here at Yellow Jigsaw HQ! We are so excited to have secured three contracts at the start of 2019 that will see us use our PR and media talents to upskill a range of people – from aged 8 to 80 – across Greater Manchester. The three projects will see us delivering workshops, […]

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