The Christmas Night Market – donations wanted!

It’s our Christmas Night Market this Friday and we’ll be collecting donations for LifeShare, a local charity which helps homeless and vulnerable people across Manchester..

The number of homeless people in Manchester is almost eight times higher than anywhere else in the North West according to some recent research from Shelter, with a total of 6,848 people living in the city are currently without a home. The charity says its analysis found that one in every 81 people in Manchester is homeless with 68 people sleeping on Manchester’s streets on any given night.

So this Christmas we’re doing what we can to help by supporting Lifeshare, a local homelessness charity which has been supporting vulnerable people in Greater Manchester for 35 years.

Over the festive period they will be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days to those with nowhere else to go at Christmas, as well as a hot shower and a change of clothes. But for this – and all their work – to happen, they need your donations.

At the night market this Friday we’ll have a dedicated collection point. Things in particular we’re looking for:


  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Meat (fresh + chilled – not frozen!)
  • Dry and tinned food
  • Protein tins
  • Porridge pots
  • Pot Noodles
  • Cereal bars
  • Biscuits
  • Bottled water
  • Chocolates
  • Tinned vegetables

Clothing etc.

  • Sleeping bags
  • Jeans (size 28- 34)
  • Joggers (size small)
  • Leggings (size small)
  • Trainers (size 8-10)
  • Waterproof clothing
  • New boxer shorts

Personal hygiene items

  • Soaps
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoos
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Sanitary products
  • Medical dressings
  • First aid care
  • Generally anything you’d use in your bathroom while having a wash 

If you can’t make it to the market this weekend, you can still help. Either drop us a line and we’ll work out how to collect your donation this weekend or you can make a financial donation to Lifeshare to help support the valuable work they do not jut over Christmas but all the year through.

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