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15 April 2019

Members of Wigan Athletic's Development Squad and their coaches took part in the event for the club's charity of the season.

  • The Brick hosted their DW Stadium Sleep on Friday 5th April 2019.
  • Event took place for the charity to raise money to buy The Brick Works.
  • Click here to kindly donate to Wigan Athletic’s charity of the season.

The Brick and Wigan Athletic hosted the DW Stadium Sleep on Friday 5th April 2019 and together raised over £10,000 for the club’s charity of the season.

The night was a great success with money raised by individuals, local community groups and various businesses from across the Wigan Borough, while members of Latics’ Development Squad took part in the event along with club coaches.

The Sleep was held to raise money towards the charity’s main premises, The Brick Works, a centre where people in crisis can begin to construct a new life through training and employment.

Those taking part in the event swapped the comfort of their beds for a sleeping bag and cardboard to sleep on.

All participants enjoyed a hot soup supper, entertainment from local band Grapefruit and inspirational speeches from The Brick’s Chief Executive Louise Green and Head of Trustees John Parker who gave thanks to everyone who was supporting the event.

Jonathan Jackson, Wigan Athletic Chief Executive, said: “To raise this amount of money is an incredible achievement and credit to The Brick for ensuring the DW Stadium Sleep was another great success. The relationship between the charity and the football club has been hugely positive over the past two years and the work carried out to help rebuild lives across Wigan has been fantastic.

He added: “I’d like to particularly thank Andy Birch and Craig Horrocks from the DW Stadium for their outstanding support and organisation of the event.”

The event was just one of many activities between The Brick and Wigan Athletic this season, with the aim of raising an incredible £100,000.

Louise Green said: “The evening was a great success and we are extremely grateful for the support of everyone who joined us. We managed to raise more than £10,000 with even more donations pledged and every penny of the money raised will go towards helping people in crisis, in our community, to begin rebuilding their lives.

“We also want to thanks Wigan Athletic for not only supporting The Brick for a second year as their charity of the season but for allowing us to hold this great event in their stadium.

“Each and every time we ask for the help and support of the people in our community we are always humbled by the response and the number of people who want to get involved.”

If you would like to help The Brick to achieve their goal you can show your support at the Just Giving page:

Visit to find out more about The Brick. 

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