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    Book Appeal 2019

    Donate new books for 0-16 year olds and help transform the lives of local children through reading. Why not donate your favourite book as a child?

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    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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  • SmartStart

    In 2018, we were 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.

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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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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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Easter 2019

30th March 2019
The lasting impact of a good book.

By God It’s Books!

28th March 2019
Have you booked your place at our *FREE* heritage talk yet? Only limited places available so please don't miss out.


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Sun is out, get those kiddies out and make the most of our many green spaces #freefun

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If you're having a bit of a sort out this Easter weekend then keep us in mind for any spare clothing for the over 5’s please. We'd really appreciate your help and we’ll be back open and taking your calls from Tuesday. Thanks folks #manchester #salford #poverty

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Apr 18

We were so excited to receive a HUGE box of goodies from @PiccalillyUK So many lovely, bright and cheery clothes for the families we support with little ones. Thank you to Piccalilly and everyone who nominated us to receive their donation #manchester #salford #poverty

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Apr 18

Huge thank you to everyone who’s supported our latest Book Appeal in the run up to Easter, you’ve all been incredibly generous and thousands of children will benefit. We’re closed now until Tuesday but we’ll still be available on here if you need us #HappyEaster #gratitude

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Apr 17

We’ve had a great team of volunteers with us this week and @AIGinsurance has always been so supportive. We both share a special anniversary this year too with AIG celebrating their 100th year, thanks everyone. #volunteering #manchester #salford #poverty

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