Wood Street Mission is a local children’s charity based in city centre Manchester, right in the heart of the Spinningfields district.
Originally founded in 1869 by local businessman Alfred Alsop to help children living in poverty on Deansgate and the surrounding areas, the charity has provided help feeding and clothing thousands of children for over 140 years. Today we work with all statutory and voluntary services across Manchester and Salford to offer free clothing, bedding and baby equipment. We distribute new school uniform each summer, chocolate treats at Eastertime, new toys and gifts at Christmas and provide food hampers to families to help them through the Easter and Christmas periods. We also host Children’s Book Clubs in each school holiday offering free books to the children we support. These clubs along with the new uniform provided to families who cannot afford to buy it, are aimed at engaging children more in education in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty many families experience.
We were delighted that the Spinningfields Business Group chose Wood Street Mission as their local charity and we have been overwhelmed by the support with both goods and money the Group has raised as well as the very hands on help we have had with extra volunteers from many of the Group’s members. Helping 15,000 local people each year is a real challenge for such a small charity so the Spinningfields Business Group’s support has been invaluable as demand for help from local families continues to increase in these difficult times.
Want to know about the work of Wood Street Mission?
Visit our website www.woodstreetmission.org.uk or ring our office on 0161 834 3140 to find out how you can get involved.
Spinningfields Business Group
The Spinningfields Business group is proud to announce its involvement with the Wood Street Mission. The group has been involved in a number of fundraising events aimed at raising funds for this charity. Individual group members also collect much needed supplies such as children’s clothes, bedding and books each month for the charity.
The Wood Street Mission would like donations of new or used school uniform for children and young adults. To arrange a collect please call Wood Street Mission on 0161 834 3140 to arrange for the van to collect from your office on Monday. Please note that all used clothes need to be in a good condition.