J.W. Lees Supporting Forever Manchester as its Chosen Charity

3rd November 2021

J.W. Lees is proud to announce its new charity partner of the year – Forever Manchester.


Forever Manchester raises money to support grassroot community activity right across Greater Manchester.  Funding community activity such as junior football teams, domestic violence support groups, food banks, knit and natter groups and everything in between.

The J.W. Lees team at their brewery in Middleton and at their 100 pubs across Greater Manchester will get involved with their own fundraising activities and those of Forever Manchester over the next year.  Pubs across the region are already developing fundraising ideas such as a Christmas Fair and a Ladies Night and are looking forward to getting involved in a wide variety of fundraising activities.

William Lees-Jones, Managing Director of J.W. Lees

“There is no better charity partner for J.W. Lees than Forever Manchester.  Our pubs are at the heart of their communities and, as a company, we recognise the value of supporting those communities. We are looking forward to supporting Forever Manchester and helping to make a real difference to those local causes close to our team and customers’ hearts.”

Nick Massey, Chief Executive, Forever Manchester

“Forever Manchester is looking forward to working with J.W. Lees.  As a family company rooted in its communities it’s a great fit.  Forever Manchester has funded hundreds of community projects within a mile of J.W. Lees pubs in Greater Manchester so it’s a great opportunity to work together to make a difference at a local level.”


Forever Manchester

Forever Manchester is the only charity that raises money to fund and support community activity across Greater Manchester. We believe that connected communities make stronger, happier communities, so we love any activity that brings people together.

Since Forever Manchester was established in 1989 they have delivered over £53 million into local communities, benefiting 1.2 million people. All of the money raised for Forever Manchester is used to fund and support over 1,000 community projects each year. This means they will have supported community activity within one mile of your home or business if it’s in Greater Manchester.