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By: admin_thebrick On: July 28, 2022 In: Latest News Comments: 0

The Brick is inviting Wigan businesses to get involved in the new ‘£5 for 5’ Challenge, to help us to end child poverty in the borough. The new campaign is aiming to bring the Wigan business community together, by encouraging businesses of all sizes to donate £1 a day for 5 days.

The ‘£5 for 5’, will pay for 5 meals for a child in Wigan or will go towards an emergency food parcel for a family facing poverty.

Wendy Doherty, Head of Fundraising & Partnerships at The Brick, said: “We are facing unprecedented demand for our services right now as more families are facing poverty, due to the cost-of-living crisis. We also know that our local business supporters are feeling the effect of the economic downturn, so, we wanted to launch a campaign that everyone can join in with, as every £1 donated really will help us to make a different to families facing poverty.

“The ‘£5 for 5’ Challenge is a simple campaign, and we are asking every business, or every staff member, that wants to take part, to fill a Brick Block with £1 coins over 5 days, and together we can look to end child poverty in our borough.”

Wigan-based recruitment company, Forrest Recruitment is the first local business to get on board with The Brick’s campaign, and all staff at Forrest Recruitment, will be donating £5 for 5, this summer.

Emma Harrison Cert RP, Assistant Manager at Forrest Recruitment, said: “Forrest Recruitment are honoured to be working alongside The Brick. The work they do for the local community is essential and the passion the team has, is so obviously evident. We are extremely busy at the moment with many roles across Wigan that we are recruiting for, so a straightforward campaign like The Brick’s ‘£5 for 5’, was something we could all get involved in and we are looking forward to helping to make a difference with our contribution.”

The Brick’s ‘£5 for 5’ campaign wouldn’t be possible without the support of Wigan business 3D 360, who have trained Brick staff and volunteers to print out the new Brick Blocks, with Brick Mentor Colin Stein, heading up the charity’s new 3D printing taskforce.

Lee Fogg, Director at 3D 360, said: “3D printing is the fastest growing manufacturing sector on the planet, and the 3D 360 team thought it would be great if the 3D printers could be utilised to generate additional income for The Brick. 3D 360 are delighted to have assisted The Brick with the new ‘£5 for 5’ challenge, and we are looking forward to continuing to support The Brick in the future.”

If your business would like to get involved, in The Bricks ‘£5 for 5’ challenge, please email partners@thebrick.org.uk or call Wendy on 01942 236953.

Or you can donate via  the Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/555EndChildPoverty