John Walls, Wigan Rotary Club’s President said ‘ We have increased the number of house to house collections this year to give more children the opportunity of seeing ‘Santa’ come down their street on his sleigh.’
He continued ‘ We are always very grateful for the amount donated by the residents, and I can assure everyone that the money will be used wisely and to obtain maximum benefit for the projects we support both overseas and locally.’
Full details of the routes and dates can be obtained by visiting the clubs website www.wiganrotaryclub.org.uk or ring 07813 471000
Wigan Rotary Club was formed in 1924 and has been the catalyst over the years for such important local projects as the formation of Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Age UK Wigan Borough, and the Life Education Unit.
More recent projects include the planting of 1 million daffodil bulbs and several hundred trees, raising over £60000 for men’s cancer research, its annual Dragons Den event to help local community groups, and the ‘Youth Speaks’ and ‘Junior Speaks’ competition involving many of the schools in Wigan.