Our Chosen Charities
Myerson are keen to give back to the community. Fundraising and volunteering are perfect ways for us to help out local charities.
In August 2018, our staff voted to choose two local charities to support between September 2018 and August 2020. Please see below information about our chosen charities and please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to make a donation.
Manchester & Cheshire Dogs' Home – Registered Charity Number 1001346
Manchester & District Home for Lost Dogs was founded in 1893 by a group of Manchester Businessmen who were concerned about the large number of stray dogs roaming the City.
Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home (MCDH) take in and care for over 7,000 dogs every year. Many of these dogs are never claimed by their owners. MCDH looks after the dogs and get them fit and healthy for them to be made available for adoption. At any one time they have over 250 dogs that are needing to be rehomed.
The centre supports the City of Manchester and is very much an inner city rescue centre. To support the surrounding areas a site in Cheshire was regenerated and is known as Cheshire Dogs’ Home.
The site in Manchester covers 11.5 acres in total with a Specialist Care Unit for dogs that provides intense care for the dogs that need it the most. This care assists dogs that do not adjust well to the traditional kennel environment.
In addition to the Specialist Care Unit at the Cheshire home, they also utilise a wide range of behavioural and mentally stimulating activities to ensure each dog receives the personal care and attention they need.
Once the dogs are fit and healthy they are made available for adoption.
Booth Centre – Registered Charity Number 1062674
The Booth Centre was established in 1995 to help support homeless people in Manchester. Initially the charity operated from a room within Manchester Cathedral, but in March 2014 the charity relocated to a new premises on Pimblett Street in the city centre.
The Booth Centre aims to bring about positive change in the lives of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and help them plan for and realise a better future.
The Booth Centre is committed to tackling homelessness by working alongside every individual who comes to the centre. They work with them to build on their skills and strengths to enable them to move off the streets, to develop a purpose, be that employment, education or positive social activities and to develop friendships which will support them in rebuilding their lives.
Homelessness is still a huge problem in cities across the UK. The Booth Centre works to tackle the problem at a structural level to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place. This journey also involves making the homeless experience as brief and accommodating as possible and giving individuals the right tools and support so that they can build new lives.
The Booth Centre manages to gain success via maintaining and creating working partnerships. This includes supporters, funders, corporate partners, individual donors and community/faith based groups and other organisations in the statutory and voluntary sector.