It was more than 100 years ago when Belfast Central Mission (BCM) - one of Belfast's oldest charities - carried out its first Christmas Eve street collection in Belfast. The tradition continues today and, last year, BCM raised £8,910.88.
It's vital income for the charity, which works with vulnerable people in Northern Ireland. And the challenge this year will be to do even better.
We are asking members of the public to collect - even for an hour or two. Just wrap up warm and call into Grosvenor House (Glengall Street, Belfast, behind the Grand Opera House) any time after 8.30am on Thursday, December 24 to sign in and pick up a collection box.
The atmosphere is great and there will be complimentary refreshments and a light lunch for all collectors.
If it will be your first time, please bring some ID. For information contact Julie Harvey on 028 9024 1917 or email email@example.com.
Belfast Central Mission