£5 for 5 essentials Summer Campaign: Helping Local Families in Need

Join The Brick’s £5 for 5 Essentials Summer Campaign and make a difference in the lives of families struggling to afford basic necessities. For just £5, you can help provide essential items such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, toilet roll, and sanitary products to those in need.

Together, we can ensure that every family has access to the essentials they need to thrive, especially during the summer holidays.


1 in 3 children in Wigan are living in poverty. 


“We have seen people using grated soap to wash their clothes and washing up liquid to wash their hair.”


Can you donate £5 to help provide families with the essentials over the summer holidays? Many working families are going without vital items like soap, deodorant, shampoo, toilet roll, and sanitary products. Your £5 donation can make a real difference in their lives.


Key Statistics

  • According to JRF (Joseph Rowntree Foundation), 5 in 6 working, low-income households are going without at least one essential item like food, toiletries, or warmth.
  • Many working families on Universal Credit face a significant shortfall between their living costs and income, leading them to skip meals, turn off essential appliances, and struggle to pay bills.
  • Despite living in one of the richest countries globally, many individuals and families in the UK lack access to vital essentials such as food, energy, and household goods.


How You Can Help

Your contribution can provide significant support to families in need. By donating just £5, you can help us provide essential items to those who need them most. Here’s how you can participate:


  • Donate £5 – Your donation will go directly towards purchasing essential items for families.
  • Spread the Word – Share our campaign on social media using the hashtag #5for5Essentials.
  • Get Involved – Volunteer with The Brick and help us distribute these essentials.


Donate Today

Please donate and support our £5 for 5 Essentials Summer Campaign. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of families in Wigan and Leigh.

Join our #FiverFridays!


Can you give up your special latte, pint of beer, or glossy magazine this week to donate £5 to our essentials campaign?