Our Little Christmas Ad

We wanted to make our little Christmas ad, which has been donated to us at no cost, to show people the reality of Christmas for so many families this year. Our project is supporting over 70,000 families who are grappling with the harsh realities of the cost-of-living crisis in Greater Manchester and we need help […]

Saddle up as the Gearing Up pop-up bike shop comes to the Grand Arcade, Wigan

The Brick is launching its first pop-up shop to sell discounted pre-loved bikes and accessories.   Families are being encouraged to head to the Grand Arcade shopping centre during the school half-term holiday for all things cycling.   Gearing Up – The Brick’s bike retail and maintenance community interest company – will run the shop on Tuesday, […]

Let’s talk about homelessness

Ahead of the 10th October, 2023, an annual date marked as ‘World Homeless Day’, it’s important to consider the language we use and message we convey when we talk about homelessness. Instead of going along with the popular myth that ‘ending homelessness’ is in any way plausible, realistic and the solution, let’s talk truthfully, and […]

Can You Help Us Wrap up Wigan this Winter?

The Brick has launched its annual ‘Wrap up Wigan’ campaign, to support vulnerable members in the borough and to ensure that everyone in the community stays warm as the colder weather approaches.   We work with people who are at risk of, or who are transitioning through homelessness, financial hardship, or crisis, and they are […]

Are You Brave Enough To Join Team Brick?

The Brick is calling on the community to come together to join ‘Team Brick’ to take on the ultimate military obstacle course, Born Survivor, in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire, in September.   Staff and volunteers from The Brick are already committed to taking on what many call ‘the toughest and most rugged Born Survivor […]

A Calendar Celebrating Wigan is Created For The Brick

A retired teacher in Standish has created a unique ‘Walking on Wigan’ calendar for 2024.   The calendar features photographs of Wigan, depicting the very best that the town has to offer. Christine Thompson age 76 came up with the idea during lockdown in 2020, when her daily walks took her on routes all around […]

Gidlow Lane Charity Shop Gets A Revamp!

The Brick’s Charity Shop, on Gidlow Lane in Wigan, reopened on Thursday 27th July, after a short closure to undergo a total refresh. The opening day was celebrated by staff, volunteers and local businesses, who all came together to unveil the charity shop’s new look.   The charity shop, has been operating for almost 50 […]

Join Team Brick For Born Survivor 2023

Join Team Brick and take on The Ultimate Military Obstacle Course set in the Stunning Ribble Valley in Lancashire.   Recruit your buddies for the UK’s Ultimate Military Obstacle Course Mission set in the stunning Ribble Valley Lancashire overlooking the Yorkshire Dales!   This is simply the toughest and most rugged Born Survivor Course of them […]

A Celebration For Our Amazing Volunteers

The Brick, hosted a special celebration event this week to celebrate its 71 volunteers to mark this year’s National Volunteers Week. The volunteer celebration event was held at The Brickworks and was attended by volunteers and staff. The volunteers were presented with awards and heard speeches from staff members including CEO Keely Dalfen, who let […]