The annual collection made by members of Wigan Rotary Club in the company of Father Christmas throughout December 2018 has been a huge success with the total amount raised reaching £14,000! The club considers this a magnificent achievement by Wiganers.

Wigan Rotary President John Wright said ‘ I would like to thank all the residents, children and friends along the floats routes each evening and everyone in the Supermarkets for their terrific generosity, which will enable Wigan Rotary Club to support local, national and international charities to which we are committed.

This support is an amazing testament for us and will encourage us to try even harder in 2019.’
John continued ‘we are extremely grateful for everyone’s generosity. We introduced Mrs Christmas to many children this year and she was well received by everyone. All the helpers are volunteers who willingly give up their time.” He added “We would also like to thank our Sponsors, other local firms who contributed or who helped physically turning out with the float after work plus friends and volunteers who also helped us to fill the coffers. This was greatly appreciated. The local Supermarkets, Asda and Tesco, along with staff at The Galleries, and the Town Centre Manager, who all offered venues to facilitate collections, plus last but not least, the invaluable support of local press who promote our activities throughout the year. What a wonderful example of community engagement”.


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