Winter Support

Winter support in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside

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Spread Festive Support in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside

‘Tis the season of giving. Not only giving gifts to loved ones but giving back to your local community. Are you looking to give help to a local organisation or does your community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise organisation in Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside need to get help? Action Together believes it is possible to strengthen others this winter. Together we can help spread festive cheer.

If you would like Action Together to share your community, voluntary, faith or social enterprise organisation’s winter needs and activities in this one stop online winter shop e.g. a foodbank in need of supplies or a luncheon club that needs volunteers on Christmas day please complete this online form or give Action Together a call on Tel: 0161 339 2345 or Email:

To find local volunteering opportunities, please visit our volunteering shop. To find regular activities and community services, please visit our community activities directory.

This information will be regularly updated throughout the winter season, so please keep visiting it to check for updates.


Light up Denshaw Following successful campaigns in previous years to light up the centre of the village they are trying to go one step further and light up more of the approach to the Christmas tree at the junction of Delph, Ripponden, Rochdale and Huddersfield Road. Lights and fixings start at £5 so every little helps. Can you help spread Christmas cheer a little further around the village this year. Click here to donate.

Oldham Foodbank Can you support Oldham Foodbank this Christmas by donating non-perishable food? Click here to view items in need. Click here to view a full list of drop-off points. Action Together also has a collection point on ground floor Manxchester Chambers. Please drop-off by Thursday 5 December 2019. For further information, contact Zubair Seedat Tel: 0161 770 462; Email:

Rochdale Connections Trust Christmas Hamper Appeal Every year Rochdale Connections Trust collect donations to provide Christmas hampers and shoeboxes for families and women who have suffered domestic abuse. Can you donate items suitable for all family members? If you can donate or you can volunteer your time to help wrap and pack the donation boxes please contact John on 01706 345111 or email Please donate your items on Thursday 12 December at 11am-2pm at Rochdale Connections Trust, 60 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL161PA.  Click here to discover donation suggestions and more.


Over 50's Christmas Dinner Free Christmas Dinner for over 50's at the Tameside Stadium. Curzon Ashton Community Foundation will once again will host a free, three course Christmas Dinner for those in our local community over the age of 50.  We will host this for up to 80 people. Please contact Andy Cheshire at the club to register for the event as places were taken very quickly last year. It will take place on Wednesday 11 December at 1pm - 3pm, Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 9HG. For further information, contact Andy Cheshire on Tel: 07914015532 or Email: Click here to find out more.

Mindfulness and wellbeing sessions at Curzon Ashton Weekly mindulness and wellbeing event at the Tameside Stadium, Richmond Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL7 9HG. Every Friday from 12pm-3pm from Friday 13 December until the end of March. the event will host up to 50 people for a free two course cooked meal at 12pm followed by art workshops, sports workshop, yoga, massage/reiki, hairdressing and BeWell services as well as support services from its partners at Infinity Initiatives. Every activity free of charge. It is open to anyone over the age of 18. If you require transport please contact Andy Cheshire at the Curzon Ashton Community Foundation Tel: 07914015532 or Email: For more information click here.

Christmas Fayre at Sholver and Moorside Community Centre, Saturday 23 November, 1pm - 3pm at Sholver and Moorside Community Centre Sholver Lane Sholver, OL1 4NT. A Christmas Fayre including tombolas, home produce, toys, hand-made jewellery, greetings cards, Christmas decorations, Santa's Grotto, seasonal refreshments and much more! For further information, please contact or click here to visit the website.

Tameside Christmas Toy Appeal 

Donate new and unwrapped gifts for babies to 18 year olds. Our mission is for the 1 in 4 Tameside children living in poverty to receive a gift this Christmas. Donate by Friday 6 December 2019. Click here to find out more.