Join Us in Making a Difference: Help Combat Poverty & Homelessness in Wigan and Leigh!
Every single day at The Brick, we are privileged to witness the incredible resilience of the individuals and families we support who are facing the harsh realities of poverty and homelessness. Their strength and determination inspire us, but the challenges they endure continue to grow. Together, we can be a force for change!
Did you know that 28.3% of households in Wigan and Leigh are living in fuel poverty, which is 6% higher than the national average? This alarming statistic highlights the urgent need for action to alleviate the suffering caused by energy-related hardship.
Additionally, 31.1% of children in Wigan were living in poverty in 2021/22, equivalent to a staggering 21,703 children. These young lives should be filled with joy and opportunity, not weighed down by the burdens of poverty.
The number of homelessness applications submitted to Wigan Council has seen a significant increase. In recent months, 1,091 applications were made, marking a rise of 339 compared to the same period last year. This rise is deeply concerning and requires our immediate attention and support.
That’s why, this summer, we are reaching out to our incredible supporters and asking for your help. We’re calling on you to donate just £1 (or any amount you choose) to enable us to continue our vital work across the borough. Every single contribution makes a meaningful impact in the lives of those who need it most.
To make a donation, it’s as easy as sending a text message:
- To donate £1, text BRICK£1 to 70480.
- To donate £2, text BRICK£2 to 70480.
- To donate £5, text BRICK£5 to 70480.
Or donate via our Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/campaign/TEXTBRICK1 or on our website.
Your generosity will allow us to provide essential support, including shelter, food, mentoring, training and employability skills, and much more. Together, we can rebuild lives and create a brighter future for our community.