News Flash 1 July 2022 : LGBT Foundation have welcomed Icebreakers back to their new location. From Thursday 7th July 2022 we will be meeting at the LGBT Foundation building,

LGBT Foundation

Fairbairn House (2nd Floor)

72 Sackville Street,

Manchester, M1 3NJ


Our new location is a short walk down Sackville Street from Canal Street.

Starting from the bridge over the canal next to REM bar walk down the road with Sackville Gardens, with the statue of Alan Turing statue, on your left untill you get to Whitworth Street at the far end of the Gardens.

Cross straight over Whitworth Street and cary on walking down the road past the impressive University buildings to the small park with the large Vimpto Bottle statue. You will see a railway bridge right in front of you. The foundation building is right across the road from the park next to a bus stop and touching the railway bridge. If you walk under the railway bridge then you’ve gone too far. If you come into Manchester by car the Charles Street carpark is just the other side of the bridge.

On arrival press the door entry phone for the second floor, when buzzed through take the lift, to your left, up to the reception on the 2nd floor.

If you’re in contact with any other Icebreakers, past or present, lease let them know of the above changes.

First timers please arrive between 7:00 and 7:15 if possible

Please SMS Text or WhatsApp Colin on 07804 500632 for more details

Icebreakers have recently become part of the Rainbow Lottery to help raise funds to keep the group running.

If you enjoy playing the lottery why not give the Rainbow Lottery a try, and help raise funds for Icebreakers as well as well as other LGBTQ+ groups,

Icebreakers gets 50% of all ticketets sold from our page, and 10% goes to other groups. Tickets cost £1 per week and you could win up to £25,000 . 

For more information and to start playing click  https://www.rainbowlottery.co.uk/support/icebreakers 

Please check this website and our Twitter feed @Icebreakers_MCR regularly for updates.


Icebreakers is a self help, mutual support group in Manchester that helps gay, bisexual, and questioning men and trans-men aged 18 to 80 plus.

We’ve been here since 1986 and thousands of men have used the group.

You can e-mail the group at info@icebreakersmanchester.org.uk  – this is checked regularly (we aim to reply within 48 hours).

If you need to talk to someone we encourage you to call our friends on the LGBT Foundation helpdesk on 0345 330 30 30 or 0161 235 8035 (10:00 – 22:00 on weekdays).

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Please note that due to the bank holiday this Thursday there will be no Icebreakers meeting on 2nd June.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


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