Over 180 toys donated to Wood Street Mission
A children’s charity that supports families in Salford has received an early Christmas present as over 180 toys have been donated by United Living for the upcoming festive period.
Wood Street Mission, the chosen charity, began in Manchester 150 years ago in 1869 and they help children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford. They provide practical support to help meet children’s day-to-day needs and improve their life chances.
Diane Sedden, Customer Services Coordinator for United Living North, said: “As you know Christmas for many of us is a time of joy, gifts, and precious time with family. However it’s also an expensive time of year, and can be an especially difficult time for those families struggling to make ends meet.
“Wood Street Mission provide toys for local children at Christmas since the charity began in 1869, and it continues to be their busiest time of year. Every year they distribute to families in need across Manchester and Salford.
“I originally had the idea of donating 150 gifts for their 150 year anniversary but due to the incredible generosity and support to the appeal I have been able to collect over 180 toys. I would to thank everyone who has donated and made this a huge success.”
Des Lynch, Manager at Wood Street Mission, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Diane and the team at Middlewood Plaza in Salford for choosing to support us this Christmas and to recognise our 150th Anniversary. The families we support from Salford and Manchester struggle to make ends meet every day of the year. Christmas is a stressful time and thanks to the kindness of our supporters and people like Diane, we’re able to alleviate some of that stress and help families create happy childhood memories.”