The Brick Raises £1,000 for Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

The Brick has raised over £1,000 in just one day for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian appeal, by donating all proceeds from our three retail shops to the cause, in support of Ukraine’s refugees.

The Brick has three retail outlets in the borough, The Brick Shop on Gidlow Lane in Wigan, The Brick Works on Hodson Street in Wigan, and The Brick Shop on Railway Road in Leigh. All selling a range of clothing, furniture, and bric-a-brac.

All proceeds from The Brick’s shops help us to continue to support people in the community facing crisis and poverty. However, in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Brick’s Trustees made the decision to donate all proceeds from a day’s trading to support Ukraine’s refugees fleeing the war.

Louise Green, The Brick CEO, said: “We help hundreds of families in Wigan and Leigh who are transitioning through homelessness, or who are in poverty or debt crisis, and as a team, we couldn’t sit by and watch the suffering coming out of Ukraine, without doing something to help. It was a unanimous decision made by our trustees, staff and volunteers to donate a day of proceeds from our three retail shops.

“All the staff dressed in the colours of Ukraine, and we transformed our shop windows to also display the colours, to show our support. We are delighted that we managed to raise over £1,000 and I want to thank everyone who visited us in our shops last week to join us to raise money for Ukraine’s refugees.”

Louise concludes: “For anyone who wishes to help us to support our community, we would encourage people to visit our stores, as every penny raised goes towards our services and can help someone in our community who’s in real hardship.”

The Brick shop in Wigan is located at 160 Gidlow Lane, Wigan WN6 7EA

Opening hours:

  • Monday- Friday: 9:30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-3.00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

The Brick shop in Leigh is located at 13 Railway Rd, Leigh WN7 4AA

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-4.30pm
  • Sunday: 9: Closed

The Brickworks is located at 4 Hodson St, Wigan WN3 4EN

Opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 9:30am-4.15pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed