Friday night project in Manchester

Seven-hundred supporters of Manchester welfare charity The Fed took part in Fed Friday, for which people were asked to host a Friday night dinner and solicit donations from guests. With donations from half the participants received, the fundraising total stands at £4,000. Profits from sales of specially-produced promotional red challot have swelled the proceeds.

But Fed marketing officer Joyce Khan said the aim was also to raise awareness. “Networks of family and friends were able get the message across that we need everyone to support the leading social care charity in their community.”

    Last updated: 5:17pm, July 22 2009