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.
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.