DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Wigan Rotary Club was formed in 1924. The Club has around 50 members 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
Through the incredible support of the community, medical, religious, health and political bodies the Rotary Club raised £86,000 (today equivalent to over £700,000) to establish the first hospice in Poolstock. It opened in 1983.
AGE UK WIGAN BOROUGH
In 1995 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 Pennyhurst Mill Wigan .
RUN 4 A LIFE
This 5Km fun run event started in 2004 at Haigh Hall and in the ten years it ran raised the equivalent of £150,000 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
December is 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 overseas. Due to the restrictions we were unable to take Santa out instead we organised a very successful 'Zoom with Santa' which raised in the region of £2000 which will be used to help the local community.
COMMUNITY DAY AND CONCERTS
Now firmly established in the summer programme the Community Day in Wigan town centre along with number of concerts and recitals
The Rotary Club of Wigan recognises members of the public and other organisations who work with the club in supporting the local community by giving them the opportunity to become a Friend of Rotary.
No membership fees are payable and our ‘Friends’ in partnership with Rotary make a difference by
● Contributing to helping their local Community
● Using their skills , experience and knowledge to benefit others
● Giving their time ,no matter how limited, to supporting local causes
‘Friends’ benefit by having the opportunity to
● Make new friends
● Take part in a safe and friendly environment
● Have fun whilst making a difference and helping raise money for good causes
If you would like to know more about how you could become involved with Wigan Rotary Club please contact us via the following options .
c/o 35 TANNERY LANE, PENKETH, WARRINGTON WA5 2UF
FOR ALL DONATIONS, ENQUIRIES AND FURTHER INFORMATION :
07813 471000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet on Thursdays at 12:30Rectory Ln.
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