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20 December 2017

Over 160 Christmas hampers have been made by volunteers this week.

  • U18s squad pack Christmas hampers at Montrose Skills Hub.
  • Hampers are for people who are homeless or living in poverty in Wigan.
  • The Brick are the club's official charity for the 2017/18 campaign.

Latics’ academy players made an inspiring visit to Montrose Skills Hub this afternoon to pack Christmas hampers for people who are homeless or living in poverty in Wigan.

Representatives from the club’s charity of the season, along with volunteers from Wigan Council, have been packing hampers at Wigan Athletic Community Trust’s offices all week, with Nick Chadwick’s side, who are top of the EFL Youth Alliance, helping out today.

In total, volunteers have made over 160 hampers for The Brick, with these being distributed to individuals, families and those in need across the whole borough before Christmas Day.

Tom Hilton, U18s captain, said: “We don’t realise how privileged we are and coming here today has just opened our eyes to the fantastic work The Brick do not only at Christmas time but throughout the whole year. These hampers will make a massive difference to people’s lives.”

The Brick are the club’s charity of the season and have enjoyed a successful relationship with Latics since the launch in September, with supporters donating food and toiletries to their collection points on match days, while also helping to raise over £2,000 for their Rebuilding Lives campaign.

Shona Andrews, Food Bank Coordinator at The Brick, said: “We’re so grateful to the volunteers who have helped us to make hampers again this year. To make over 160 hampers is fantastic and we wouldn’t have been able to reach this number without the support of so many people, so I'd like to thank them all for their efforts."

Please click here for more information about The Brick.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through Together.

For more information about Together, please click here

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