Wigan Rotary President John Wright said ‘ I would like to thank all the residents, children and friends who met Santa either on the float or at the supermarkets for their terrific generosity, which will enable Wigan Rotary Club to continue to support local, national and international charities. This support is an amazing testament for us and will encourage us to try even harder in 2019.’
John continued ‘ 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, and other local organisations who contributed by turning out with the float along friends and volunteers who helped us to fill the coffers. This help 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”.