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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.

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