Warriors join Big Sleepout

Wigan Warriors joins The Brick for the annual Big Sleep Out this Friday 22nd April to help the Wigan and Leigh charity raise money for people facing poverty and homelessness in the borough.

First team players will be joining The Brick’s campaign by sleeping in a range of unusual places for the night to raise money for the charity, to help raise awareness of the event, and to encourage others to get involved.

Martin Mcloughlin, Wigan Warriors Head of Community, said: “We want all people in the Wigan borough to be happy, healthy, and safe. Food poverty and homelessness is a huge issue for so many communities, and we hope that by working in partnership with The Brick we can support the amazing work they do and help tackle and raise awareness of these issues.”

The team of staff and volunteers at The Brick are inviting people to make a change this year and to sleepout in their garden, to make a tent in their house, or even camp with friends in the school hall for just one night.

Louise Green, CEO at The Brick, said: “We are looking forward to this year’s Big Sleepout and we are delighted that Wigan Warriors are joining the campaign for the night. We are looking forward to an ongoing partnership with Wigan Warriors and we have some exciting plans for the coming months, where the team will be joining us and offering their support across a number of community initiatives.

“We want to encourage anyone who can, to grab a sleeping bag, and sleep outdoors for the night or if this isn’t possible people can create a den in their lounge or even sleep in the bathtub!

“Every penny that is raised by people taking part goes to The Brick and enables us to continue to support people in poverty. As the numbers of people and families facing poverty is increasing every day, the money we raise is more important now, than ever before. Together we can tackle poverty.”

The Brick family of staff and volunteers will be releasing a host of activities, games and fire pit recipes, this week, to make The Big Sleepout special for all who take part.

For anyone joining the event, The Brick is asking for people to make a donation via The Brick’s Just Giving page HERE or by texting BRICK followed by the donation amount to 70480.

For more information, visit The Brick website HERE.