Lesley Anderton, from Beech Hill, Wigan, celebrates Latics’ FA Cup victory by serving her home-cooked hot pot to fans on the coach travelling back from Wembley to the King’s Arms pub in Ashton, with all proceeds going to Joseph’s Goal. The fact that they had hired the England Cricket Team’s official coach with its own kitchen ensures that the [...]
Fans travelling to Wembley with Vital Coaches of Wigan give generously to raffles, quizzes and bingo to compete for prizes, including the gloves worn by goalkeeper Joel Robles in the FA Cup Final. Over £800 is raised for Joseph’s Goal, which, together with the 1-0 win over Manchester City, ensures a marvellous day all-round.
Wigan Council ask local primary schools to hold pre-Wembley ‘Blue and White’ days to show support for the ‘Believe in Wigan’ campaign, and also raise money for Joseph’s Goal. Hundreds of children from several schools take part and over £1,500 is raised.
Collections for Joseph’s Goal took place at the Isle of Man Beer Festival, at the Falcon’s Nest Hotel, Port Erin.
Many thanks to Santos for providing six 1kg jars of blue and white Uncle Joe’s mint balls for a silent auction with proceeds going to Joseph’s Goal. This was to celebrate Latics reaching the FA Cup semi-final.
Barry Worthington organised quizes, raffles, bingo and the sale of the Empty Seats CDs on all the Vital Latics coaches going to Wembley for the FA Cup Semi-final v Millwall, and raised £637 for Joseph’s Goal.
Councillor Chris Ready, Cabinet Minister for Leisure at Wigan Council, presents a cheque for £1,000 to Joseph’s Goal from money donated by Today’s Community Church in Wigan.
A Pre- Wembley Celebration, ‘Party Like it’s 1999′, was held at the DW Stadium, attended by players from 1999, including Roberto Martinez ,Graeme Jones, Ray Mathias and Kevin Sharp. An excellent evening, which included a Q & A session, quiz, raffle, comedian and ‘pie and peas’ supper. All proceeds donated.
The Annual End of Season Party of the Wigan Athletic Supporters Club was held a Sharpy’s, and proceeds from the raffle donated.
A group of Joseph’s family and supporters, plus a teacher and four Year 11 students from Glenburn Sports College, met at Sharpy’s for lunch before braving the elements to conduct a bucket collection outside the DW Stadium before the Latics v Newcastle United match. A fantastic response from both sets of supporters.