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PLAYERS PAY SPECIAL VISIT TO THE BRICK HOMELESS CHARITY IN WIGAN

11 December 2017

Samy Morsy, Dan Burn, Will Grigg, Michael Jacobs and Reece James spent Monday afternoon helping to provide Christmas hampers for people who are homeless or living in poverty across Wigan.

  • Wigan Athletic players pay special visit to The Brick in Wigan
  • Samy Morsy, Dan Burn, Will Grigg, Michael Jacobs and Reece James spent Monday afternoon at The Brick in Wigan
  • Samy Morsy: “We as players will donate a lot to The Brick throughout the season, but even if the fans can donate as little as 50p on match days it’ll make a massive difference.”

Monday afternoon proved to be a quite humbling experience for Latics stars Samy Morsy, Dan Burn, Will Grigg, Michael Jacobs and Reece James, who had their lives put into perspective on a special visit to The Brick in Wigan.

Burn, Jacobs, James, Morsy and Grigg made Christmas food hampers for people who are homeless or living in poverty across the borough, from donations by Latics fans at Saturday’s game against Fleetwood Town.

We as players will donate a lot to The Brick throughout the season, but even if the fans can donate as little as 50p on match days it’ll make a massive difference. The visit really took us back today because we don’t realise how fortunate we are.”

Samy Morsy

The Brick have enjoyed a successful relationship with Latics since becoming the club’s official charity of the season in September, and supporters have helped to raise nearly £1,500 for the Rebuilding Lives campaign, which aims to help people in the community to construct new lives.

Captain Samy Morsy, said: “It’s amazing really because people don’t think it happens in this country, but when you see the number of clients The Brick work with for example it just stuns you. People in Wigan really need to get behind this charity because they’re really helping a lot of people.

He added: “We as players will donate a lot to The Brick throughout the season, but even if the fans can donate as little as 50p on match days it’ll make a massive difference. The visit really took us back today because we don’t realise how fortunate we are.”

The Brick support over 400 people every month by offering them food, shelter and training, and operate alongside permanent club charities Wigan Athletic Community Trust and Wigan Youth Zone.

Garry Colsey, service user at The Brick, said: “The charity have been brilliant for me and have had an enormous impact on my life. They’ve helped me in so many different ways and it’s nice for me to be able to give something back because I now volunteer at The Brick Works.”

To find out more about The Brick, click here.

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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