8th Day News

Christmas Raffle for Manchester Mind (reg Charity 219830)

Last year we had a raffle at Christmas and raised money for Crisis at Christmas. This year we wanted to run another one and decided to choose a local charity rather than national charity and having supported Manchester Mind before and learning about the fantastic mental health support they provide for local residents we decided we would try to raise some money and their profile at the same time.

Mind LogoHere’s a little bit about what they do:

“Manchester Mind is in independent local mental health charity which delivers services to young people and adults. Our vision is of a city that promotes good mental health and treats people with mental health problems positively, fairly and with respect.

We are committed to improving the lives of people with mental health needs. We promote the health and wellbeing of people affected by mental distress and take a positive approach to mental health, challenging stereotypes and discrimination.

We listen to and respect people who use our services, value their experiences and place them at the centre of service delivery and development. We enable people with mental health needs to improve their health and wellbeing to reach their full potential. We work with people so they can live more successfully in their communities. Above all, we aim to create a positive future for people who use our services or volunteer.”

Lots of people don’t realise that charities like Manchester Mind rely on donations so that they can provide their invaluable services. If you want to find out more about Manchester Mind, you can read about them here.

Each of our raffle tickets costs just £1 and all of the proceeds will go directly to Manchester Mind alongside a donation from our Co-op. The winner of the raffle will receive our fabulous hamper filled with lots of healthy goodies. If you are entering our raffle, good luck!

Cafe Christmassy Craft Event

On Thursday the 8th of December  between 5pm and 7pm we’ll be holding the first of what we hope will be many Craft Evenings here in the Cafe. Our focus is on locally produced crafts from the many crafters we have here in Manchester. We’re looking for additional crafters, upcyclers, recyclers, ethical and eco retailers to sell their delightful handmade items, so get in touch with clara@eighth-day.co.uk to book your space.

For our customers we’ll have a range of hearty winter food, mulled wine and Christmas inspired cakes and desserts. So, pencil the date into your diary and  come on in and enjoy some Christmas treats and pick up some unique, locally made gifts for family and friends.

Christmas Craft event

The Eighth Day Wine Tasting Event

three wine glasses Always a popular event (we wonder why), we have our big pre-Christmas wine event coming up. This is a tutored vegan wine tasting from the wonderful Linda Ward from Vintage Roots Organic Wines, you’ll enjoy seven delightful wines as well as vegan canapés and local artisan bread. This event will certainly help you to choose your wines for an upcoming special occasion, weekend tipple or even your Christmas/New Year’s Day dinner. Expect a warm welcome and a fun night, audience participation is expected! This is a ticketed event and they certainly sell out quickly so don’t dally, make sure you book your place, tickets are £10 each of three for £25, so round up a group of friends and enjoy a discount.

The wine event is from 6.30pm until 9pm on Friday the 2nd of November. We hope we shall see you there.

Wine Tasting


If you follow us on social media, you might have noticed the #eighthdayeats hashtag on both ours and our customers pictures of food they are enjoying in the Cafe. This November we’re running a month long picture competition for our customers.  Take a picture of the food and drink you are enjoying in the Cafe, post it to your social media using the #eighthdayeats hashtag and we’ll pick the one we love best and the winner will receive a £10 voucher to enjoy another meal in the Cafe. So get snapping, because we want to see the food you love!



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