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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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Long-term supporter makes his mark for 150th anniversary

21st February 2019
We have updated our branding to mark our 150th anniversary, with a graphic created by Salford-born Trevor Johnson, Design Director of the
Havas Lynx Group.

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.


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By God It's Books! Free heritage talk with a free brew and fascinating insights into our history with literacy #WoodStreet150 #literacy

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So good to see the team from @OpenMoneyUK today. Fantastic to be their first chosen charity of the year, £1,300 raised already! We are excited and looking forward to working with them to support local children and families. Thanks so much guys #WoodStreet150

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@RiskBoxUK @SeduloMCR @makerprojects That’s fabulous, thank you so much

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Wood Street Mission Retweeted

"We shouldn’t have to be doing the stuff we’re doing in this day and age." Poverty is still a major issue for children in Salford according to @WoodSt_Mission manager. salfordnow.co.uk/2019/03/14/woo… Retweeted by Wood Street Mission

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Are you coming to our FREE heritage talk? Only limited tickets available so get yourselves booked on #WoodStreet150 eventbrite.co.uk/e/by-god-its-b…

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It was great to see you all and thanks for coming over 🦖 twitter.com/openmoneyuk/st…

Today we took a trip to @WoodSt_Mission one of our chosen charities this year, to see the amazing work they do for families in Manchester and Salford
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