Supermarket cash for Salford Lads

We’d like to say thank you to customers of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose who have supported our recent fundraising events. Our team of young people and volunteers helped with bag packing at Sainsbury’s store in Regent Road and raised over £650:  At Waitrose in Spingingfields, Manchester the stores monthly  “community matters”  charity promotion  raised over £145 for the club.

Police Sergeant’s 1st marathon is for SLC

Sergeant May Preston from the Salford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team will be taking part in the Belfast Marathon on 7 May 2012 to raise money for the  club.

Sergeant Preston said:  “It’s a really iconic building and it’s great that they have stayed close to their roots and chosen to do so much good within the area to make Salford a better place to grow up. To show my support, I will be running my first marathon on my 30th birthday and hopefully will be able to raise a decent amount of money for them.”

To sponsor May, please visit

ebay auction of Smiths memorabilia for SLC

Stephen Wright, photographer of the iconic picture of the Smiths outside SLC (used on the inside sleeve of the Queen is Dead) has generoulsy donated one of the original proofs sent to him by Rough Trade Records. This is now being auctioned on ebay with the money raised going to the club.

If you would like to help the club by making a bid for this very rare item please follow the link below.

Fans ebay auction for Salford Lads’ Club

Smiths fans have put 4 items on ebay to raise funds for the club. There are 2 framed original Smiths photos by Stephen Wright and a couple of weird and wonderful Morrissey  figures – one knitted and one modelled in clay.

Please follow the link to view auction items and make a bid to support the club.

Ambitious Fundraisers

Ambitious Outsiders
Ambitious Outsiders

Gig – Morrissey tribute band Ambitious Outsiders play a fundraising gig for us in Manchester next Thursday 13th November.

It’s at the Star and Garter, Fairfield Street.


Our fantastic Moz and Smiths supporters are also holding a fundraising auction on ebay. Details on

T shirts

Ambitious Outsiders are seen here posing in our new T shirt designs which will be available at the gig and then direct from us.

Local Corner shop raises £215 for SLC

Sandra, Ruby and Lyndsey
Sandra, Ruby and Lyndsey

The families from Lyndsey’s Store, the corner shop opposite the club, decided to help our fundraising appeal recently. They asked their customers to help, by putting their loose change in a sweet jar on the shop counter. The result, is that after a couple of months, local people have raised £215 towards our appeal.

Fantastic, its great to know our support comes from near and far. Picture shows Sandra , Ruby and Lyndsey from the store.

Star of “Love Actually” donates to SLC appeal

Bill Nighy
Bill Nighy

We have sent a Salford Lads’ Club T-shirt to thank Bill Nighy for his generous donation to our appeal. Bill was staring in a play at Salford’s Lowry Theatre about 18 months ago and heard about the club’s fundraising appeal.

Bill Nighy memorably stared as Billy Mack in “Love Actually” and as Davy Jones in “Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Man’s Chest”.

If you spot him wearing our T-shirt, give him a wave!

(Picture by Pete Mountain from “Love Actually”)