Wigan Rotary Champion Local Charities – 7th July 2018 in Standishgate

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photo of members of Wigan Rotary at the 2018 Community Day

The biggest and the best Community Day ever staged by Wigan Rotary Club had the centre of Wigan buzzing with activity.  Following a very successful Community Day last year, on Saturday 7th July this year, 2018, under perfect weather conditions Standishgate once again vibrated to the sound of the Wigan Intermediate Jazz Orchestra, the Really Awful Orchestra  followed  by entertainment organised by The Old Courts which included students from ALRA.

All along the street approximately 80 representatives of many local charities, who had been brought together by the Rotary Club of Wigan, were in full flow telling the shoppers about their good causes, seeking to recruit volunteers and passing on information to fellow sufferers.  Others raised much needed funds so their good work can continue.  There was a great atmosphere and the Mayor, Cllr Sue Greensmith, accompanied   by her husband, toured  all the many stalls chatting to the participants.  It was agreed by all that it had been a fantastic day.

phto of Wigan Rotary President with Mayor Sue Greensmith at the Community Day

Wigan Rotary Club President, John Wright   said “We have been very impressed by the number of organisations who responded to our invitation.”  He continued “We were so pleased to welcome the new Mayor, Cllr. Sue Greensmith and her husband to the event especially following on from the signing of a new Charter for Twinning with Angers. This added to the atmosphere, which was quite unique’’.

There was a really tremendous atmosphere this fifth year.  Wigan Rotary also had their own stall manned by Wigan Rotarians to promote the work that they do.  It was   a very worthwhile experience and one which the Club hope to repeat next year.  Once again it   would be open to all local charities, local branches of national charities and recognised good causes, at no cost to them.

The Wigan Rotary Club thank the Wigan people for their amazing support.