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Manchester High School for Girls


The festive season is one of the busiest periods of charity work and fundraising at MHSG, and yesterday, 12th December, DJ Mike Toolan from Key103 came to visit students to see first-hand how they are helping ‘Mission Christmas’, the station’s toy appeal for local disadvantaged children.  

Mike talked to the girls about the realities of thousands of Manchester families living in poverty, and how the toy appeal has made a difference to their lives; particularly this time of year.   

Mike explained: “The stark reality is that one in four of children in Manchester are under-privileged; their parents are struggling to make ends meet and simply don’t have money to buy their children presents at Christmas.

“Our toy appeal is a huge operation involving thousands of volunteers, and last year alone we helped over 61,000 families living in poverty and collected nearly three million pounds worth of toys and cash donations.

“It’s fantastic that Manchester High continues to be involved with Mission Christmas alongside the various other charities that you all take the time to support. Thank you so much for all the work you do.”

Mrs Reynolds, a charity co-ordinator at Manchester High School for Girls, said: “Charity work is a big part of school life and just this past month we have been collecting donations for Mission Christmas as well as three other local charities; Cornerstone, Millstream Animal Centre and The Booth Centre.


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Mrs Chisnall, Economics teacher and charity co-ordinator at Manchester High School for Girls, added: “We have been supporting Mission Christmas for the past four years now and our girls really get behind it every year. Well done to our House Captains who have done a great job generating awareness around School!"

Mrs Reynolds, Geography teacher and charity co-ordinator at MHSG, added: “A huge thank you to Mike for coming in to talk to our girls; he gave a fantastic insight into Key103’s toy appeal and reminded students how desperately needed these donations are."