16May

The Brick has launched our annual tin sculpture competition with schools across the borough, to raise awareness for the issue of ‘Holiday Hunger’ that many families face during the summer holidays.

The summer holidays are the highlight of the year for many children, but across Wigan and Leigh parents on low incomes can face stress and anxiety over whether they will be able to provide food for their families, at this time.

With over 11,000* children living in poverty in Wigan, this years ‘Holiday Hunger’ campaign is essential to help increase food supplies for The Brick’s food bank, ready for the summer break. 

The Brick has been running the Tin Sculpture Campaign for 5 years and our aim is to raise awareness of holiday hunger by encouraging schools across Wigan and Leigh to collect as many non-perishable food items as they can and to create a unique sculpture. All the food collected goes to The Brick’s food bank to help us to meet the increase in referrals that happen each school holiday, especially during the long summer break.

Alice Coren, Reuse and Retail Manager at The Brick, said: “We want to encourage every school in Wigan and Leigh to join us in the fight against Holiday Hunger, by taking part in this year’s Tin Sculpture Competition.

“All schools need to do is to collect as many tins and packets of food as they can and create a fabulous piece of art! The schools need to take photographs or make a film and tell us why they collected the food and what their sculpture means. We will showcase every creation across The Brick’s social media pages and the top three winners will win some fantastic prizes!”

If your school would like to get involved you just need to hold food collections, make your tin sculpture, and then send the final entry to alice@thebrick.org.uk by Friday the 28th June.