Yesterday three University of Salford students on the Design Futures course stayed behind after a brief we gave to a larger group to tell us about a charity initiative called Go Hungry they’ve helped organise. It’s asking people to skip lunch for one day during the Poverty & Homelessness Action Week (28th January – 5th February) and donate the money they would have otherwise spent on food to a relevant cause.
One of the girls is now volunteering on a Manchester ‘Soup Run’ – an initiative Go Hungry donations will help to fund – so we thought the least we could do was raise a bit of awareness and hopefully a bit of cash among the Photolink faithful and beyond.
If you’d like to make a donation, all you need to do is skip lunch before the 5th February (Sunday) and donate the money you would have spent to Go Hungry. All money goes towards helping Mustard Tree, a Manchester-based charity that directly supports disadvantaged people who struggle to afford basic things we can often take for granted.
You can either donate via a secure Just Giving page (at www.justgiving.com/go-hungry) or by text message sending the message ‘BITE12’, followed by the amount you wish to give, to the number 70070. Donations can be anything from the price of a McD’s cheeseburger to the full works at your local cafe. Whatever you can spare.