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Latest news from the Wigan Rotary Club
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Club was formed in 1924. The Club has around 50 members and this year’s
President is John Wright. The club’s priority continues to be to provide
support for local community and voluntary groups, however it does provide
financial assistance to organisations involved in humanitarian work overseas.
WIGAN & LEIGH HOSPICE
incredible support of the community, medical, religious, health and political
bodies the Rotary Club raised £86,000 (today equivalent to over £500,000) to
establish the first hospice in Poolstock. It opened in 1983.
AGE UK WIGAN BOROUGH
three members of the Rotary Club formed Age Concern Wigan Borough (now renamed
Age UK Wigan Borough) this provides a wide range of services for the elderly
throughout the borough. It has offices in Market Street and Pennyhurst Mill
Wigan and newly opened charity shop in Standishgate.
RUN 4 A LIFE
This 5Km fun
run event started in 2004 held at the DW Stadium and in the ten years it ran
raised the equivalent of £100,000 for men’s cancer research, in later years
supporting the local Wigan charity Men Matters Appeal.
JUNIOR SPEAKS & YOUTH SPEAKS
This is a
public speaking competition involving all the high schools and the majority of
the junior schools in Wigan, and has grown in success over the last few years.
FATHER CHRISTMAS & HIS SLEIGH
the clubs major fund raising month when Santa and his sleigh tour the district.
Thanks to the Wigan public’s generosity it raised over £12000 last December which
will be donated to charities and voluntary organisations both locally and
COMMUNITY DAY AND CONCERTS
established in the summer programme is the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ Concert
and the Community Day in Wigan town centre held in conjunction with the Wigan
Contact Us :
c/o 18 SPENCER ROAD WEST, WIGAN WN6 7HP
FOR ALL DONATIONS, ENQUIRIES AND FURTHER INFORMATION :
07813 471000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 27th September 19.00
Visit from AG Kevin Maddox
Thursday 4th October 12.30
Business meeting raffle and 50/50 draw
Thursday 11th October 12.30
Thursday 18th October 12.30
Alan Lang-University of the 3rd Age
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