Ten year old Joseph Morris of Winstanley, a pupil of St Aidan’s RC Primary School, who plays the tenor horn in the Wigan Beginners Brass Band, raised more than £60 from family and friends by performing a solo concert in aid of his namesake Joseph’s Goal, after winning a Wigan Observer competition to meet Roberto [...]
Ray and Barbara Nowell of Bolton, whose son, Andrew is a colleague of Joseph’s dad, Paul at the Wigan Evening Post, donated £230 received from family and friends instead of presents for their ruby wedding anniversary.
Former Shevington Moor resident and Latics season ticket holder David Gray donated his £200 winter fuel allowance to Joseph’s Goal after reading that Apprentice star Lord Sugar intended to give his to charity.
The Wigan-based group, The Empty Seats, played a gig at the Honeysuckle pub in Poolstock after the Arsenal home game, and donated all the proceeds, including the sale of their own CD.
Wigan Junior Latics held their Christmas Party at the DW Stadium, and donated all the proceeds of the evening. Joseph and his family attended.
Glenburn Sports College, Skelmersdale, held a Christmas Market and donated all the proceeds of the raffle and the ‘Make a Wish’ Christmas Tree. Joseph and his family attended. Joe and Sam met Father Christmas.
Latics fans Carl and Roy walked from the Crown Inn at Worthington to the DW Stadium via the Wigan Grand Arcade before the Latics v West Brom home game doing a bucket collection.
At the Junior Latics 30th Anniversary Fundraiser, there was a sale of Joseph’s Goal wristbands.
A large number of Joseph’s male family and friends from as far afield as Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and the Isle Of Man grew sponsored moustaches for ‘Joevember’, including a group from the Wigan Observer and Wigan Evening Post.
A sell-out comedy night was held at Newtown Working Mens’ Club, Wigan, starring local comedian, Carl ‘Chunk’ Lawrence, with a percentage of the door and proceeds from the raffle donated.