The annual collection made by members and friends of Wigan Rotary Club in the company of Father Christmas throughout December has once again been a huge success. To raise over £11,000 is a tremendous achievement
Father Christmas toured the neighborhoods of Wigan, Hawkley Hall, Orrell, Shevington and Standish where his arrival was eagerly anticipated. on other occasions he and his helpers were in residence in the town centre, at the major supermarkets, and included the support of the Rotary Choir in the Grand Arcade.
Wigan Rotary President Jim said “I would like to thank everyone for their generosity which will enable Wigan Rotary Club to support local, national and international charities to which we are committed. Your support is a tremendous boost and encouragement to us. We are delighted that the people of Wigan are able to give so willingly in spite of the economic climate.”
He continued, “We know the year ahead will be difficult for a number of charities and community groups and I can assure everyone who made a donation this December that we will use the money as carefully as possible. Wigan Rotary Club has been serving the local community for the past 90 years and with the continued help from the residents of Wigan, the local Press and our Sponsors, for whom we are very grateful, we will keep on doing so.
Wigan Rotary Club meets weekly on a Thursday at 12.30 pm at the Owls in Standish. It welcomes new members, both men and women. If you are interested please contact the Club Secretary Colin Wilkinson on 01942 742692.
For further information please contact Lesley Hargraves on 07774993959 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org "