Manager Malky Mackay and the players spread Christmas cheer across Wigan.
- Latics visit the Rainbow Ward, Hope School, Willow Grove and Midstream.
- Player and manager give out presents ahead of Christmas.
- Photos of the day in our Christmas Visits gallery.
Latics manager Malky Mackay took his team across Wigan yesterday to hand out Christmas presents and spread some Christmas Cheer.
The entire squad, along with Mackay and first team coach David Kerslake, spread out to visit four separate venues, The Rainbow Children’s Ward at Wigan Infirmary, Hope School, Willow Grove School and Midstream Centre in Skelmersdale, to hand out Christmas presents, funded jointly by the players themselves and the club.
“I knew when I came to Wigan that there was a real special bond with the local community and these visits have shown once again how important the club is to the area.
“I saw it myself at the Rainbow Ward, and I’ve seen the pictures of the boys everywhere else and it makes me proud to represent the club in this way. It’s a small gesture that we can make to help those who need a bit of a boost at Christmas.”
Club captain Gary Caldwell said:
“It’s so important for us as a squad to do these kind of visits, at Christmas, but also throughout the year. It’s a very humbling experience for us all and if this is our way of spreading a bit of goodwill to the town then we are more than happy to play our part.”