Wood Street mission is a local children’s charity whose aim is to help children and families affected by poverty in Manchester and Salford. The mission can be found on Wood Street, in Manchester City Centre, just off Deansgate. It was founded back in 1869 and is one of the oldest charities in Greater Manchester.
Following a series of awareness assemblies and discussion groups, staff and students of MAKE House at Droylsden Academy chose the Wood Street Mission as their Christmas charity and donated toys, books, games, tins of food, biscuits and sweets. The Head Student and Prefects held a cake stall to raise funds to purchase food items for Christmas food parcels for the families.
The items will be distributed by the mission to the families in time for Christmas, ensuring they have gifts for the children and festive food to share with everyone and help make it a happy time for all.
The Director of MAKE House Mr Eddie Dixon said of “as Director of Make House I am delighted with the way students have responded to our Christmas appeal to help local families over the festive period”.
The Academy has four Houses and over the past few weeks have all supported a different charity, MAKE Wood Street Mission, IDEA House World Aids Day, TEST House Movember and PERFORM House Children in Need.