The Brick were raising money to be able to continue to help over 400 people a month by offering them food, shelter and training.
- The Brick are a charity that support people in Wigan affected by poverty and homelessness.
- Latics fans have donated over a £1,000 to The Brick since the partnership was launched.
- Kathleen Pitt - "The fans are totally behind us in our aim of rebuilding lives."
The club’s official charity partner for the 2017/18 season raised an amazing £342 at yesterday evening's clash against Doncaster Rovers – and one young boy left a very happy supporter.
Representatives from The Brick, a Wigan charity that provides support for people affected by poverty and homelessness, held a raffle in the Springfield Lounge at the DW Stadium with the top prize of two tickets to Latics’ upcoming FA Cup clash away at AFC Fylde being won by Alex Barker.
The amount raised by the club’s supporters since the launch of the year-long partnership in September has now exceeded £1,000, while fans have also kindly donated food and toiletries to The Brick’s food bank on match days.
Kathleen Pitt, Chief Executive of The Brick, said: “I was amazed by how generous the club’s supporters were as they just gave so willingly to support our cause. It’s great to know that the fans here are totally behind us in our aim to rebuild lives across the borough. We’re so grateful to them."
She added: “The partnership between The Brick and the club has been absolutely fabulous so far. It’s been such a positive experience for us as a charity and for our service users, and we can’t wait for the many exciting events coming up over the next few weeks and months.”
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