Wigan Rotary Club is again looking to donate cash to local community groups with a ‘Dragons Den’ style event.
Following the success of the last few years, local groups based in postcode areas WN1, WN3, WN5, WN6 are invited to submit their request. Following initial consideration those groups selected will be invited to put their case to ‘the Dragons’ in a three minutes presentation.
Wigan Rotary Club President John Wright said ‘In these difficult times when we are all having to tighten our belts, I am sure there are local groups in the Wigan area who could really use a donation of a few hundred pounds to help them with a project or event they wish to undertake. Last year twelve groups were successful, but the Dragons unfortunately had to decline a number of applications.’
Bids from a few hundred pounds up to £1000 can be considered and John continued ‘we don’t expect the presentation to come from a person trained in public speaking, we want to hear from members of the group who are looking for the money. Last year eight groups, ranging from football teams to a samba band, from young people’s drama and dance sessions to a therapy group for MS suffers, were successful in coming away with a donation.’ Full details and an application form are available either by going to the website www.wiganrotaryclub.org.uk or by ringing 07813 471000. The closing date for entries is 17th April 2019