The Wigan Warriors Community Foundation teamed-up with Sainsbury's to bring a little Christmas cheer to the pupils of Hope School in Wigan last week.
Generous shoppers at Sainsbury's Marus Bridge store had donated over 150 selection boxes over the last 3 weeks, that the Warriors Foundation team helped to hand out. The team were joined Sainsbury's staff and The Mayor of Wigan, Cllr Joy Birch.
As well as giving out the presents, the Warriors team were joined by the Club mascot Mighty Max who entertained and played festive games with the pupils.
Sainsbury's assistant store Manager Nathan Wilson heaped praise on the generous shoppers:
"We are delighted about the support shown from our customers and would like to thank everyone who donated a present for the pupils. Being here today is a real privilege and by the looks on the pupil's faces they are having a fantastic time with the Warriors team, and Max!"
The Warriors Foundation is currently the Charity of the Year at the Marus Bridge Sainsbury's store and will be at the store this Thursday (22/12/11) between 12noon and 4pm with the Warriors Christmas Roadshow. As well as the Berkeley Warriors Girls, Max, The Carnegie Challenge Cup Trophy, they'll be fun and games galore and chances to win Warriors goodies with our recycling partner Bag It Up.
Warriors Foundation Manager Mike Watson added:
"Sainsbury's are a real community company, putting their customers at the heart of their operations. They've shown this by supporting us as their Charity of the Year, through their kind donations to the pupils at Hope School and we hope to make Thursday a festive celebration for customers and staff alike."