Five students from Hope School, Wigan’s Outstanding Ofsted school for inclusion, attended the 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic and led the players out as mascots.
- Wigan Athletic delighted to show support to the Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group and World Down Syndrome Day
- Current/former Hope School students Connah, Ross, Bethany, Nathan and Zoe led Latics out ahead of their 3-0 Good Friday win over Oldham Athletic
- To donate £3 to Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group just text DOSH213 to 70070.
Wigan Athletic were absolutely delighted to welcome current/former Hope School students Connah, Ross, Bethany, Nathan and Zoe to be mascots for our 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic on Good Friday.
As the match fell as our closest home fixture to World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March, we decided to once again mark the day by showing our support and championing all that is unique, inspirational and wonderful about the International Down Syndrome Community.
The aforementioned five students attend Hope School, Wigan’s Outstanding Ofsted school for inclusion and work with Wigan Athletic Community Trust on their Every Player Counts programme.
We are absolutely delighted and very proud to support Cheshire Down Syndrome Support Group and it was a pleasure to see our players warm-up in t-shirts during their pre-match warm-up.
Established in 2007, Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group is a small, entirely self-funded, local charity dedicated to supporting families, children and young adults with Down’s Syndrome throughout the Cheshire region.
Our work with Hope School and Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group is part of our Together initiative, which aims to enhance the club, Community Trust and DW Stadium’s focus on equality and diversity.
In November 2017, the club became the first outside of the Premier League to be recognised by the Premier League Equality Standard, which recognises the practices of the club in terms of how it promotes equality and diversity throughout Wigan Athletic, the DW Stadium and the Wigan Athletic Community Trust.