An event to celebrate World Tai Chi Day at MediaCityUK has raised £1,300 for homelessness charity Emmaus Salford.
MediaCityUK was the venue for a World Tai Chi Day event with more than 300 attendees coming together for a mass tai chi performance, workshops and demonstrations. The event, supported by MediaCityUK, raised over £1300 for this year’s nominated charity, Emmaus Salford.
Stephen Wild, Managing Director of MediaCityUK said: “We’re always delighted to support the World Tai Chi Day as it is such an inspirational day which brings people together at the same time all across the world.”
World Tai Chi Day is celebrated across the globe. In each country, at 10am local time, tai chi is performed in city parks, tiny village halls, sports centres or beaches – sending a wave of tai chi energy around the world. 2018 is the 20th international World Tai Chi Day and the sixth year an event has been held in Salford.
Simon Locke, Community Director of Emmaus Salford, said: “We are delighted that Emmaus Salford was selected as this year’s nominated charity to benefit from the World Tai Chi Day event at MediaCityUK. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the event and give special thanks to the team at MediaCityUK for their ongoing support of Emmaus Salford.”
Emmaus Salford supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting. The charity operates shops at Fitzwarren Street and Seaford Road in Salford, as well as the Emmaus Emporium in Swinton, stocking good quality, affordable furniture, household goods, clothes, textiles, books and vintage wares.