After becoming its charity partner back in October 2015, thestudiomanchester has fundraised a total of £1,210 for Wood Street Mission. The local children’s charity, which supports families in Manchester and Salford living in poverty, will be using the money as part of its city-wide campaign to provide £1million worth of school clothes and essential equipment to local children.
Set in the city’s Northern Quarter, thestudiomanchester is known for its fresh and colourful take on the typically monochrome corporate world. As part of this, thestudiomanchester features a themed-event space, The Classroom, which as the name suggests is modelled on a school classroom. The self-contained creative event space, captures all that is extraordinary about thestudiomanchester, with blackboard walls, a treat station reminiscent of a school tuck-shop, retro interior fittings, and even ‘supply teachers’ if required.
As thestudiomanchester’s charity partner, Wood Street Mission received £10 for every booking of The Classroom, fitting for the Manchester-based charity’s mission of providing support, practical help and education to families across the city facing the effects of poverty. Founded in 1869, Wood Street Mission is passionate about helping children from impoverished backgrounds to have access to education. This Manchester-based charity has an overall aim to raise a total of £1million, with the £1,210 raised by thestudiomanchester adding to this total.
thestudio’s Commercial Director, Julian Kettleborough, said: “We are over the moon with how much money thestudiomanchester has managed to raise over the past 2 years for Wood Street Mission. It’s been a great triumph and something thestudio is proud to have been part of. After the success we’ve had at thestudiomanchester so far, it seemed only right to give something back to the local community and we’re hoping that the money raised will really have an impact on those who depend on the charity.”
Wood Street Mission’s Operations Manager, Des Lynch, also added: “The team at Wood Street Mission are thrilled with the funds raised by thestudiomanchester and want to thank everybody who contributed to this fantastic result. We will use the funding from this partnership to continue our SmartStart project, in which we aim to provide school uniforms, sports kits and stationery to children across Manchester and Salford. We really are grateful for all the support thestudiomanchester has offered us over the last two years and hope we can work together again in the future!”