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.
A fun-filled family day out is planned at the Riverbank Children’s Centre, Brieryfield Road, Preston, with lots of bear-themed activities, colouring competitions, face-painting, cake and bake stall, and lots more. Children can bring their own packed lunch and favourite teddy. Small donation on the door and proceeds to Joseph’s Goal.
Our Joseph’s Goal bike ride to Arsenal in May is looking more and more likely to become a cup final bike ride…!!! There’s still time to join us…Wigan-London, May 8-12…contact firstname.lastname@example.org, ring 01942 506267 or click here for more details…
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.
Barry Worthington and Dave Hayes arranged a Ghost Hunt at the haunted Ordsall Hall in Salford, with a percentage of the proceeds donated. Everyone enjoyed it, including the hosts, and, hopefully, the ghosts!
St Joseph’s RC School, Wakefield, held a ‘Joseph Day’, in which all the pupils dressed in Joseph Goal blue, and raised money through activities such as a cake stall, ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’, ‘name the teddy’ and the sale of wristbands.