Recently Eight local community groups met with members of Wigan Rotary Club on Wednesday night to pitch for up to £500 each. Groups ranged from football teams to a Samba Band; from young people’s drama and dance sessions to a therapy group for MS sufferers.
In announcing that all groups had been successful in their bids, President Gwyneth Millard commented that ‘the one common factor amongst all the applicants was the sheer unbridled enthusiasm shown by those who pitched for their share of the money’. She wished all of the teams continued success.
She continued ‘However this event would not be possible without the generous donations of the Wigan residents mainly last December when we accompanied Santa and his sleigh around the area. We hope this event shows we are using their donations wisely and for the benefit of the local community.’
A full list of the donations together with more information about the work of Wigan Rotary Club can be found on their website www.wiganrotaryclub.org.uk or ring 07813 471000