Go North West partners with Wood Street Mission for festive appeal

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Manchester-based bus operator Go North West has partnered with local children’s charity Wood Street Mission to raise funds through a special appeal over the Christmas holidays.

The bus operator has released a video featuring bus drivers, engineers and staff, alongside bus passengers and volunteers from Wood Street Mission, who came together to recite a very special rendition of the poem ‘A Visit from St. Nicholas’, by Clement Clarke Moore.

Set in various locations across Greater Manchester, the video production aims to celebrate the outstanding work that Wood Street Mission has been performing in the community for over 150 years from its base in the heart of the city centre.

The charity supports low income families across Manchester and Salford who are struggling to make ends meet – and its work is even more important at this time of year. Go North West has set an ambitious fundraising target of £1,500 for Wood Street Mission through their Christmas appeal.

Matt Harrison, Marketing and Communications Manager at Go North West, said: “Wood Street Mission is a fantastic, hard-working charity close to all of our hearts in Manchester. The work they do in our community is a vital lifeline for the families and projects which they support.

“Wood Street Mission relies on donations to support those families most in need of our help. With this year having been tougher than most for lots of reasons, we’re really proud to be supporting Wood Street through our Christmas appeal at such a crucial time, so please, jump on board and give what you can this Christmas”.

You can watch the video production at youtu.be/6WkjRSp5-Yw. Donations can be made to Go North West’s Christmas Appeal for Wood Street Mission at justgiving.com/fundraising/gnwbus. Find out more about the work of the charity at www.woodstreetmission.org.uk/