Wednesday, 11th November 2015

The Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal is aiming to provide children living in poverty with a toy this year. Many children won’t wake up to find presents under a brightly lit tree. With the support from the public, we can change this and help children wake with a smile. The appeal is receiving daily donations and we’re hoping for more to come.

After receiving so many donations, we are going to need volunteers, (Santa’s Little Helpers) to help sort those donations into different age groups and by gender; these will then get distributed to various children’s centres across Tameside. We are looking for volunteers to help us sort these, and they will be just helpful and useful as those who have donated.

Volunteers will be needed on Friday 11th or Saturday 12th December, for which the location and timings will be confirmed. It will make a brilliant family volunteering activity where you will be helping the local area.

If you are looking to help out, contact Amy Rowlands on 0161 339 4985 ext. 2012 or email

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

The Believe and Achieve Trust is bringing Tameside together this Christmas for a carol concert with a difference.

A special and lively evening full of love and community spirit in aid of five charities: Willow Wood Hospice, Meningitis Now, Reuben's Retreat, Tameside 4 Good and the Believe and Achieve Trust.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for children. This price includes a night of festive entertainment to kick the festive period off, along with mince pies and mulled wine. 

There will also be a 'Tree of Life' which you can contribute to by buying your own bauble, and adding a message to our tree. This could be in order to remember someone, thank that special someone or just show appreciation to those you love. 

Tickets can be bought by emailing or by calling 07802 884 494.

Children are most welcome and we look forward to you joining us for some great local causes! Spread the word!


Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Tameside 4 Good has a way for online shoppers to help raise vital funds – and it won’t cost you a penny. The charity has registered with online shopping portal  It is free of charge to online shoppers but the shopping portal donates money every time you make a purchase.

With thousands of retailers funding the service – including John Lewis, Amazon, Selfridges, Boots and Sainsbury’s – Tameside 4 Good’s supporters can now raise funds every time they shop online, whether it’s for the weekly shop, a little treat or something more significant like a holiday or a mobile.

The money donated comes from the retailers themselves, as a thank you for shopping with them. Donations vary and are often anything from 2% of the basket total right up to 10%.

Just by doing a weekly grocery shop online, Tameside 4 Good can receive £26 a year.

Registration to is free and with exclusive online discount codes, you may even save some money.  For more information visit

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

On #GivingTuesday, 1st December 2015, Tameside 4 Good wants you to take an #elfie! We’re asking you, our supporters, to take a picture of yourself dressed as an elf, and to donate £2 to Tameside 4 Good.

It’s simple! On 1st December, take a picture dressed as an elf, tweet it to @tameside4good with #elfie #GivingTuesday and donate £2 to Tameside 4 Good by either: text TAME44 £2 to 70070, or online at

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. The simple idea behind it is to encourage people, charities, and businesses to donate time, money, or their voice to help a good cause. After the sales and boom of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to show the world why it’s good to give. To find out more about #GivingTuesday, visit

Wednesday, 11th November 2015

Wayne Coyle, owner of Tropical Palms in Droylsden, is the Tameside 4 Good Supporter of the Month for November 2015.

Tropical Palms is a drop-off point for the Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal. Wayne has surpassed all expectations and is well on his way to collecting over 500 new, unwrapped toys for Tameside children living in poverty.  

Amy Rowlands, Tameside 4 Good development worker, commented: “Tameside 4 Good would like to thank Wayne for his efforts to help every Tameside child living in poverty smile this Christmas. His energy and passion for Tameside is helping to reach our goal that every Tameside child receives a present this Christmas.

“Wayne has a very busy life but he’s found the time to help our community. His efforts will have a huge positive impact on the lives of many local people this Christmas.”

Can your business help? If so, please get in touch with Amy Rowlands on 0161 339 4985 or

For more information visit