• Support for Families

    We support families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford, who struggle to make ends meet. We offer help with the practical things that can make a big difference to everyday life.

  • SmartStart

    In 2018, we have been able to help 3,199 children have a smart start to the beginning of the new school year by providing uniform and other school essentials.

  • Books Are GRRReat!

    Book Clubs

    We run Book Clubs in the school holidays to provide thousands of free books for children, to encourage an enjoyment of reading and improve literacy.

  • Heritage

    In 2019 we will be celebrating our 150th anniversary. We have a long and varied history but our focus has always been to support those living in poverty.


You helped us to make Christmas special for thousands of local children

5th January 2019
Thanks to the support of so many, nearly 4,000 children were given a Christmas to remember.

News Just In

21st November 2018
Read all about our work in our latest newsletter.

Making Christmas special for thousands of local children

12th November 2018
We want to ensure that thousands of children in Manchester and Salford will make many happy memories this Christmas.


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We love this pic for so many reasons. We have the best team who always go over and above and Rachel, Elaine and Sarah certainly did just that at our Christmas Party at @Sheridan_MCR #TeamElf

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Can you believe 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the wonderful We're Going on a Bear Hunt? To celebrate @MichaelRosenYes and Helen Oxenbury's classic, we're giving away the book and some super stickers: booktrust.org.uk/books-and-read…

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Today is #WinnieThePoohDay and most of us have glorious memories reading about the adventures of Pooh when we were children. On the anniversary of his birth, AA Milne continues to delight with his wonderful tales of furry friends getting up to all kinds of mischief. Classic fun.

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So this bad boy is going to be given to one of the fabulous schools we support through our Book Clubs. It’ll take pride of place next to their Book Bench. #Literacy #Manchester #Salford

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Jan 18

Great to meet with @RailwayChildren and learn all about the amazing work their doing to help young people that need a helping hand in Greater Manchester #makeadifference Retweeted by Wood Street Mission

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Jan 18

Shower gel vases hand soap to go out to the homeless if anyone needs some please feel free to contact me pm me

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