The Wigan Warriors stars will be warming up in special t-shirts this Friday before the game against Huddersfield Giants to mark the launch of the Never Watch Alone campaign.
The players will be donning the shirts to raise awareness of the campaign which aims to provide people from Wigan with a learning disability the opportunity to come along to a Warriors match – not with a professional carer, but with a Warriors fan or family of fans.
The initiative has kindly been sponsored by Heinz who have provided match tickets for people signed up to the Never Watch Alone initiative, and the T-shirts you will see the players warming up in on Friday.
Speaking at Wigan’s Co-operative Community Stadium shortly after being pictured with Brian Noble and Andy Coley, Chris Humphries, Development Manager for H. J. Heinz Ltd said,
‘We at Heinz are delighted to be associated with the Wigan Warriors in this innovative campaign that will hopefully touch the lives of many people across Wigan. We hope that as many people as possible get involved in the Never Watch Alone Campaign, especially as the buddy’s can offer an experience like no other for people with a learning disability.’
Warriors Head Coach Brian Noble also added,
‘Initiatives like this one provide very special opportunities for people with a learning disability to come along to the JJB and cheer our boys on. The partnership with Heinz is well established and developing all the time – and we’re thankful for their support with this campaign.’
Pictured from left to right are Terry Mann (Never Watch Alone Co-Ordinator), Andy Coley, Joyce Pickles (Wigan Warriors Commercial Manager), Amanda Wilkinson (Wigan Warriors Community Development Team) , Brian Noble and Chris Humphries (Development Manager from Heinz)