• SmartStart

    Our SmartStart School Uniform project is now in full flow and we are actively seeking School Uniform items along with the 'Back to School' essentials such as lunch bags, stationery and school bags.

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  • Mum and Baby

    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.

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  • 150 Years of Supporting Local Children

    In 2019 we are recognising our 150th anniversary as a charity. We have a long and varied history but our focus has always been to support families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford.

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  • #150forWoodStreet


    Help us celebrate our 150th anniversary by joining our #150forWoodStreet campaign!

    You create your own challenge with the theme of '150' - the more unique and creative the better!

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  • We are Recruiting

    We are looking for a new Finance Administrator to join our team.

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Roll Up, Roll Up, Read All About It ……

9th June 2019
So what have we been up to over the last 6 months? Read all about it in our latest Newsletter
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9th June 2019
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August- Nearly as expensive as Christmas?

17th April 2019
2019 is the 5th year for SmartStart, the school uniform project that last year helped 3,199 children from Manchester and Salford look and feel great.


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We are desperate for uniform items for 14 and 15 year olds. This includes shirts, blouses, trousers and skirts. If you can help we'd love to hear from you. Thanks everyone #SmartStart #Manchester #Salford #Poverty

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Aug 19

We love this review from earlier in the Summer #Literacy #Manchester #Salford #Poverty

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This year our #SmartStart project has already helped over 1,000 children. These next couple of weeks we'll be inundated with last minute requests for uniform and back to school kit. If you can help with donations of uniform then we'd be grateful bit.ly/2YgD0jn #Poverty

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Aug 18

@CBeebiesHQ Barbapapa and The Flumps!! epic.

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Aug 17

Can you imagine our excitement when the team from @santanderuk arrived with 2 car loads of goodies for our #SmartStart Appeal with everything from stationery to shoes. To top it all they even had the secondhand items dry cleaned and pressed! Thank you to everyone who donated.

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