You can donate to the Lord Mayor of Manchester’s Charity Appeal – We Love MCR online at:


It’s really easy to donate with your mobile phone, simply text MANCHESTER followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70470. You can donate £1 up to £20.

​For example to donate £10, text MANCHESTER 10 to 70470.

You can donate no more than £20 per text, and £30 per day. A follow-up text contains a link to a really quick and easy Gift Aid form, which will add an extra 25% to your donation for free

Texts are charged at standard network rates.

For more information visit


Online shopping is now the norm for many people, and to reflect that Amazon have a fundraising platform where you can show your support for We Love Manchester without having to leave your chair!

Go to and click ‘Get Started‘, from there sign in and type ‘We Love Manchester‘ into the search bar. After choosing us as your chosen charity, we will receive 0.5% from all purchases made via Amazon Smile. It sounds like a small number, but a little can go a long way! Make sure you bookmark Amazon Smile for easy access.

Post and Cash

You can send a cheque payable to:

‘Lord Mayor of Manchester Charity Appeal Trust’

Our address –
We Love MCR Charity, c/o Manchester City Council, Level 1, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA

If you wish to hand in a cash donation in person, you can do this at the address above between 09.30-17.00 weekdays. To do this, please make an appointment in advance so that we don’t keep you waiting – email us at Thank you!

Payroll Giving

Many companies operate schemes which enable you to give to charity through the payroll system. Your donation is taken from your pre-tax salary so your donation costs you less.

As a 20% tax payer As a 40% tax payer
Donation to charity £10 £10
You Pay £8 £6
HMRC pays £2 £4

just ask your employer if they run a scheme. For more information email


Giving online minimises our work and cost, giving us more time to do good works! You can make a regular or one-off donation in a couple of minutes, and if you’re a taxpayer, we can automatically benefit from your Gift Aid donation without us having to prepare a time-consuming claim. Online giving – it really is the future right here!

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