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For WC 20TH March


THIS MOTHER’S Day (March 26), Wigan mums and daughters are being urged to unite and join the fight against cancer by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.


The charity is inviting women of all ages, shapes and sizes to choose their event – Race for Life 5K – and pledge to take part on Wednesday 17 May at Haigh Hall Country Park.


There’s no better time for mums and daughters in the North West to pull on their trainers, limber up and join like-minded women committed to the cause. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.


Jennifer Ward, Cancer Research UK’s Wigan Event Manager, said: “We are urging mums and daughters in Wigan to make this Mother’s Day extra special by signing up to Race for Life. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together, create precious memories and join like-minded women determined to beat cancer sooner.


“Race for Life events are non-competitive and participants can choose to walk, jog or run around the course. Whether they’re planning a 5k amble with friends, a 10k sprint or a mud-splattered race around Pretty Muddy, every step participants take together will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.


“Every day, 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West*. That’s why we’re calling on women in Wigan to sign up to Race for Life right now. Together, we can stop this devastating disease in its tracks.”


One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before. Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.


Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of 5k, 10K, Pretty Muddy events which raise millions of pounds every year to help beat cancer sooner by funding life-saving research.


Cancer Research UK’s life-saving work relies on the public’s support. Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, the charity was able to spend over £23 million last year in the North West on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research – helping more men, women and children survive.


Jennifer added: “We’re calling on daughters in Wigan to give an extra special gift this Mother’s Day and pledge to take part in Race for Life with their mum.


“By coming together, they can be part of a formidable force of women who are all united in their determination to beat cancer. Ladies of Wigan, we’ve no doubt that you’re up to the challenge.”


To enter Race for Life today visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.



Stephen Bayliss Party Night
Date: 25th March 2017
Details: A magical artist, his musical repertoire ranges from motown, soul R&B and popular chart music. Stephen covers hits by Lionel Richie, Lonestar, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Bobby Darin, Justin Timberlake and many more!

Includes: 4 Course Dinner, Live Entertainment, Disco with DJ & Bar Service.

This event is priced at £29.50 per person.

Arrival time is 7.30pm
Dinner is served at 8pm
Bar closes at 1am

Advanced booking is essential, no cash payments on the evening are accepted.

To book or if you require more details please call Carrie Kennedy at the DW Stadium on 01942 774000.

Venue: DW Stadium
Loire Drive
Robin Park
WN5 0UNTel: 01942 774000
E: info@dwstadium.com
Website: Click to visit



Tough Swampy – My Life’s First Ever Mud Fun Run!
Date: 25th March 2017
Details: Saturday 25th March

We invite anyone, young or old, fit or unfit to come and have a go at our very own circuit race: Tough Swampy! Take part in this thrilling 5km race that will have you meandering through beautiful countryside, trudging through swamps and navigating obstacles.. all while raising money for charity!

Prices: £10 for adults, £5 for children aged 8 and over
Fancy dress optional.
Cost includes medal for all those that complete the course.
Water stop half way around the course.
Hot food and drinks available at the finish line.
You must pre-register.
Free parking available.

To register, or get more info:
Call 01257 472900 or email info@my-life.org.uk

Venue: Thompson House Equestrian Centre, Off Pepper Ln, Standish, WN6 0PP
Website: Click to visit


Sunshine House Friday Friendship Group
Date: 31st March 2017
Details: Friday 31st March, 10am – 3pm

Last Friday of every month, starting in March

Start time 10am
Welcome tea & toast & natter!

Games for all:
Lots of different games, chair exercises
Activity Hour choice is yours!

Good old fish & chip lunch

4 games of bingo

Finish with a jolly old sing along!

Full day £12.50 for everything (except extra refreshments)
If you need extra care from the support team the cost is £15

Venue: Sunshine House, Wellington St, Scholes, Wigan WN1 3SA
Tel: 01942 820026
Website: Click to visit


Former 9th Wigan Scout Group
Date: 1st April 2017
Details: We are holding a reunion for anyone who was involved with the 9th Wigan! Beavers, cubs. scouts leaders parents committee! There is a FB page for anyone who’s on this medium!
Venue: The reunion will take place on the 1st April at 7-00 at St Mathews hall Highfield £10 to cover catering



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Date: 09 April 2017

Details: Easter Egg Hunt. Children are invited to get creative making Easter crafts with the Wigan and Leigh Hospice fundraising team & volunteers. Then we head out into the Hospice gardens and hunt for Easter goodies. To Book: The cost is £5 per child, please call our fundraising team on 01942 525566 (Monday to Friday between 9am and 4.30pm), email: fundraising@wlh.org.uk or call in to the Hospice and speak to a member of the team.

Venue: Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, WN2 3HZ

Website: www.wlh.org.uk


Andy’s Man Club
Date: 3rd April 2017
Details: Every Monday from 7pm

A talking group for men of all ages.
Come along, have a brew, a chat or just have a listen.


Contact: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

Venue: Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh WN7 4JY
Website: Click to visit


Men’s Social Group
Date: 6th April 2017
Details: Thursday 6th April, 1.00pm-2.30pm

Especially for male carers in the Wigan Borough, the Carers Centre is piloting a Men’s Social Group. First Thursday of every month.

If you are male carer why not come along to this informal get together for a cake and a brew and meet other carers. No need to book just come along on the day.

Next dates: Thursdays 6th April, 4th May, 8th June 1pm-2.30pm

Venue: Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre, 7 Frederick St, Hindley, WN2 3BD
01942 705959
Website: Click to visit



Wigan & District Speakers Club
Date: 6th April 2017
Details: Thursday 6th April, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Wigan & District Speakers Club provides a friendly and supportive setting in which you can aquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

New members are always welcome.

Venue: Sunshine House, Wellington St, Wigan WN1 3SA
Website: Click to visit



A Brief’s Encounter – murdernight St Michael’s ADS
Date: 7th April 2017
Details: For one night only – Friday 7th April 2017 – we shall be performing another of our ever popular Murdernights! (We keep getting asked to do another one!) They are great fun! During a short play, someone is murdered .. and you have to guess the murderer as you question the suspects throughout the evening. This one is written by Sue Morris.
The price of just £6 per head includes a hot-pot supper (veggie option if requested) and dessert .. unbelievable value! We even give a prize for the team who guesses correctly!
As we do not have a liquor licence, you can bring your own drink – many do – and have a party night!
Why not come down and let St Michael’s ADS take away all your worries for a couple of hours!
To book (in advance please as we have to order food), you can ring June on 07806 787250 or 01942 236260.
Just make sure you don’t miss out on a fabulous night out. Book early! We guarantee you will go home with a smile on your face! And it’s also suitable for youngsters and families.
Venue: St Michael’s Parish Hall
Shaw Street,



Dementia Friends Champions Induction
Date: 7th April 2017
Details: Friday 7th April, 10am – 4pm

Session held by Alzheimer’s Society

Become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending this whole day volunteer induction session. You’ll see a Dementia Friends Information Session delivered by a Regional Support Officer and then learn how to deliver the session yourself with the chance to discuss the activities and our key messages, before taking part in a practice presentation. Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

To book your place please visit the website below.

Venue: Wigan Sports Club, Bull Hey, Parsons Walk Wigan WN1 1RU
Website: Click to visit



History of the Lancashire dialect
Date: 12th April 2017
Details: 6:45pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a trip down memory lane.

SID CALDERBANK – The Mon for Dialect and Song in Lancashire is giving a nostalgic and entertaining talk involving songs, stories and poems about Lancashire Dialect over the last 500 years.

Everyone is welcome, cost is £2.50 per person, refreshments are available.

Wigan Family & Local History Society
Enquiries to wigan.fhs@gmail.com

Venue: Sunshine House, Wellington St, Wigan WN1 3SA
Website: Click to visit



Handmade Fair
Date: 16th April 2017
Details: Vibrant Vintage are hosting 5 handmade fairs at the Mercure Georgian House, Blackrod, Bolton. This is a brand new venue for 2017. The fairs have a wide selection of stalls selling handmade cushions, cakes, chocolate, crafts, paper craft, jewellery, knitted items, pens, wood craft, button craft, jams, cards and much more.

All items sold are made by the stall holder meaning that this is a true handmade fair with lots of talented people. Plus there will be craft demonstrations, such as rag rug or spinning guild. Finally, you can take a break from shopping by sitting back and relaxing with a cup of tea and cake at the venues café.
10am – 4pm

Venue: Mercure Georgian House
Manchester Road



Boomin – Live at the DW Stadium
Date: 22nd April 2017
Details: Boomin are a fun, unpredictable, epic rock n roll band from Wigan.

This incredible live band has personality, energy and sass by the metric ton. Their presence brings instant vibrancy to a room; even before they’ve played a note. They bring an element of anarchic fun to every event.

The event includes: 2 Course Buffet, Live Entertainment, Disco with DJ & Bar Service.

Tickets are priced at £25.00 per person.

Arrival time is from 7.30pm
Buffet is served at 8.15pm
Bar closes at 1am
Guests depart 1.20am

If you would like to book on to this event or require more details, please contact Carrie Kennedy at the DW Stadium on 01942 774000.

Venue: DW Stadium
Loire Drive
Robin Park
WN5 0UNTel: 01942 774000
E: info@dwstadium.com
Website: Click to visit


Mental Health Market
Date: 28th April 2017
Details: Friday 28th April, 1pm – 3pm

Improve your mental wellbeing

Wigan and Leigh Recovery Teams are hosting a
Marketplace of Mental Health Support

Come and talk to services in the Wigan and Leigh area that can support mental health issues. Plus meet local dementia and carer support groups; health and educational services and many more!

All welcome!

For more information, contact Recovery Team South
01942 772116

5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



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