Volunteers’ Hard Work is Recognised
Volunteers were awarded for the work they have done in improving the borough.
Members of World Mission Society Church of God have spent the last 10 years doing various projects to clean up grot spots or provide entertainment for residents in care homes across Greater Manchester.
They have performed clean-up campaigns in the town centre, Leigh town hall, Mesnes and Jubilee parks and helped to provide fun activities for elderly residents at Norley Hall care home; Alexandra Grange and Appleby Court, both in Pemberton.
The Mayor of Wigan, Councillor Billy Rotherham, awarded the volunteers with certificates of recognition.
Danielle Festus, team leader, said: “Our church is worldwide in over 170 countries and most importantly we have carried out lots of volunteer work for over a decade throughout the whole world and half a decade here in Greater Manchester.
“We have done clean up campaigns, blood drives, graffiti cleaning, care home entertainment and hope to do more.
“However some of our members’ efforts haven’t been recognised and we hope this will encourage them and we would like more people in Wigan to join in taking the lead in taking care of our community.”
10 September 2013
View photos of the Wigan cleanup.