On a Manchester Mission

Published: 13 December 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Julie Hesmondhalgh, Steve Evets and Shelley King lead the line up of Manchester actors bringing Christmas cheer and raising money for Wood Street Mission.

Write Christmas aims to inspire, involve and share fictional stories, videos, Christmas messages and more from boroughs across Greater Manchester, involving GM schools and groups for young people and actors and writers from all backgrounds.

Work will be filmed and shared on each of the 12 days leading up to Christmas.

Each ‘episode’, released online and as a podcast, will share a piece by young people from local schools and an adult writer. The project will be running to raise awareness and funds for the Wood Street Mission, a charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.