Mission Christmas is a project aiming to see as many children as possible have a happy Christmas. Last year they delivered more than £1.3 million worth of presents to children in Manchester. However, there is still one in three children living in poverty in Greater Manchester, the fourth highest levels of child poverty in the country. This year the mission was to ensure every child in Manchester wakes up with a present on Christmas day!
So this year we organised a collection and a carol singing evening with free refreshments from local businesses and residents. The event was a great success and we collected more than 150 presents worth more than £1,500! This has been added to the near total of £2 million, smashing last years collection!
And, their fantastic work doesn't finish at Christmas, they work right through the year enlightening the futures of children right here in Manchester. To have a look at what they do and find ways you can help them, click here.