United We Stream is BACK this Christmas & New Year!

They've promised 4 massive parties this festive season...

By Ben Brown | 10 November 2020

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The massively popular United We Stream platform is returning this Christmas and New Year to add a bit of festive cheer into all of our lives during this rather difficult winter.

Set up by Greater Manchester night time economy adviser Sacha Lord, the streaming platform will be back with a host of broadcast starting on ‘Mad Friday’ (December 18th) with a line-up that’s yet to be announced. You can be assured that it’ll be bloody brilliant though!

All donations to the platform will go directly to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham’s oneGM initiative – set up to raise funds to get local support to the people hardest hit by the economic impact of COVID-19 by providing funding to organisations working to tackle issues including food poverty, homelessness and mental health issues.

Sacha said: “Greater Manchester is the most resilient city region in the UK. When we are up against it, we come together to look after those most in need.

“Last week, our Mayor, Andy Burnham launched oneGM, a campaign to look after many people who need it right now.

“The next morning, he called me to see if I could persuade the original United We Stream team to get back together and support the campaign.

“Without hesitation, the whole team said yes. We’ve programmed four huge festive parties, including what will undoubtedly be the biggest NYE party in the UK.

“So many of us want to put 2020 truly behind us, and we totally understand that for many, their mental wellbeing is at tipping point and that the holidays could be a very lonely and bleak time.

“We hope that these shows will allow you a bit of escapism for a few hours.

“As always, United We Stream will be completely free to watch, and I know for many that money is very tight, but if you can spare a pound or two, that would be great, and your donation will go straight to oneGM.”