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Charity's Christmas drive for Manchester's homeless

Help Manchester's Homeless are appealing for donations for Christmas Credit: Help Manchester's Homeless

A Manchester homeless charity are appealing for donations ahead of the Christmas period.

Help Manchester's Homeless are appealing for essentials, including toiletries, clothing and food items. The group of local volunteers are hoping that they can provide a hot meal and care package to every homeless and isolated person in their area.

The packages will be given out at a Christmas event on Saturday 23rd December at Apostles Church, Ancoats.

For details of drop-off locations you can visit the group's website here.

The charity helping Manchester's young homeless get their lives back on track by running

Homeless young people in the North West are being helped to get their lives back on track through running.

The Running Charity has set up in Manchester after having success in London.

Coach George Bate is aiming to get as many athletes as possible across the line in next year's Manchester marathon.

He's also wanting to recruit more volunteer coaches to take part with training sessions.

You can find out more about the charity by going to www.therunningcharity.org

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Video report: Children go to school in pyjamas for charity

It was a special day for pupils at schools and nurseries in Bolton as they wore pyjamas all day.

The children in Little Lever were taking part in a special event called Goodnight to Brain Tumours.

It was in memory of six year old Jessica Green, who had a brain tumour and died a year ago. This from our correspondent Victoria Grimes:

For more information on the charity visit: Jessica's Fund

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