Annual Charity Collection – Help us help those in need this Christmas

If you’re coming to a gig at Band on the Wall this Christmas, could you pop a tin of beans in your handbag or a bar of soap in your pocket? While the festive season brings joy to many, for others it can be a time of loneliness, hardship and depression.

Every Christmas we collect items for Manchester’s homeless and those suffering in poverty. This year we are proud to once again be working with local charity Mustard Tree. When people are in crisis, Mustard Tree offer food, clothing and other provisions.

In the run-up to Christmas, Mustard Tree urgently needs donations of the following items to sustain their services:

Dried, packets and cartons

  • Biscuits
  • Coffee
  • Custard
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Milk (powdered and UHT)
  • Packet soup
  • Pasta and pasta sachets
  • Pot noodles
  • Rice (incl. bagged and flavoured)
  • Rice pudding
  • Sugar

Tins (preferably ones with ring pulls)

  • Beans, pulses and lentils
  • Cooking sauces
  • Curry (chicken, beef, vegetarian)
  • Fish (tuna, sardines etc.)
  • Fruit
  • Meat (ham, chicken, sausages, hot dogs)
  • Pasta (ravioli and spaghetti)
  • Potatoes
  • Soup
  • Tomatoes
  • Vegetables

Personal hygiene items

  • Body wash
  • Wipes
  • Deodorant (roll-on is best)
  • Sanitary Towels and Tampons
  • Liquid soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouth wash (travel size is best)
  • Shampoo (travel size is best)
  • Conditioner (travel size is best)
  • Body wash (travel size is best)
  • Toilet roll
  • Comb/Hairbrush

Find out more about Mustard Tree.

Merry Christmas!