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15 December 2017

Volunteers have been packing Christmas hampers at Montrose Skills Hub for people who are homeless or living in poverty across the borough.

  • The Brick are the club's official charity of the season.
  • His Church provide solutions to residual stock and work with over 2,000 charities across the world.
  • John Parker, Chair of Trustees for The Brick: "There's a lot of deprivation and real need in Wigan."

His Church Charity donated food, clothing and various supplies for people who are homeless or living in poverty on Friday afternoon.

The donations were collected by representatives from The Brick, the club’s official charity of the season, and Wigan Council who have been packing hundreds of Christmas hampers at the Community Trust’s offices at Montrose Skills Hub in the lead up to the festive season.

His Church Charity provide solutions for residual stock and in doing so are able to meet the needs of the underprivileged and vulnerable, not just in the UK but many countries worldwide. They support over 2,000 charities and make a difference to families and individuals struggling to make ends meet.

John Parker, Chair of Trustees for The Brick, said: “There’s a lot of deprivation and real need in Wigan so to be able to use this fantastic facility to make hampers for people who are homeless or living in poverty in our borough is absolutely incredible.

He added: “A lot of people feel isolated and have no resources, especially at this time of year, so for them to actually receive a hamper that can bless them or bless their children is such a special thing.”

The Brick work with over 400 people a month by offering them food, shelter and training, and the club have helped to raise over £2,000 since the launch of the year-long partnership in September.

Phillip Williams, Chair of Trustees for Wigan Athletic Community Trust, said: “I’m delighted that the Trust are able to play such a vital part in being able to distribute so many hampers to those who need them the most in our borough. We’re all about helping people, and it’s so important for us as a charity that those who may not be so fortunate are recognised.”

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.

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