MEN Wish Campaign

Towards the end of last year Mustard Tree took part in the Manchester Evening News’ Wish Campaign.

Each year the MEN runs the campaign to give local not-for-profit organisations the chance to receive a share of £25,000. Tokens were printed in the newspaper every day between 2 October and 30 November, with readers asked to collect and send them to their favourite nominated charity. The more tokens organisations received, the greater their share of the money.

Mustard Tree were lucky to receive ‘votes’ and submitted our tokens in January. Since then we’ve been waiting expectantly for the results. As in previous campaigns, there were hundreds of community groups involved; you can find a map of the entrants here. Last year’s top ten included Animals in Distress, St Ann’s Hospice, and Out There Supporting Families of Prisoners.

This time round, Mustard Tree were in good company as some of the region’s most enterprising and deserving charities took part, from Gorton-based Mancunian Way to Salford Heart Care.

We would like to say a big thank you to those who collected the tokens on our behalf, you helped us raise £124.94, which will go toward building our Health & Wellbeing Suite.

Written by Jamie Faulkner, FireCask