Date:Wednesday March 16 2011
Latics-backed RUN4ALIFE Fun Run raises £9,000 for cancer charity
Latics manager Roberto Martinez joined Wigan Rotary President Colin Wilkinson at the Christopher Park training ground to receive a cheque for £9,000 on behalf of the Everyman Campaign for research into men's cancers. The money was raised through the RUN4ALIFE event, held last September at Haigh Hall.
The five kilometre run for men, organised by Wigan Rotary Club, is now in its sixth year and has become an annual fundraising fixture alongside the more established female 'Race For A Life.
In total, Wigan Rotary Club have donated £60,000 for research into testicular and prostate cancer.
Roberto Martinez received the cheque on behalf of Everyman, which is a FA preferred charity, and urged all Latics supporters to get behind this year's event which will be held on Sunday 25th September at Haigh Hall. New for this year will be a ten kilometre run for serious runners and a five kilometre fun run for families.
He said: 'It is fantastic that the club and its fans can get behind an event like this, and raise money and awareness for a hugely important campaign.'
Colin Wilkinson was delighted with the outcome and said: 'I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and their sponsors, and to Wigan Athletic for their help in promoting the event.'
Carrie Rahman Fundraising manager for Everyman said: 'We are delighted that Wigan Rotary Club have chosen to support Everyman through RUN4ALIFE and we are thrilled to receive such a fantastic donation.
'There are 37,000 men affected by male cancers each year in the UK alone and the generous support of Wigan Rotary Club and Wigan Athletic will enable Everyman to fund more lifesaving research into the causes and treatment of testicular and prostate cancer.'
Courtesy of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
Latics and Proud
Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan
To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site
Date:Wednesday March 16 2011
Ipswich v Latics - Big Game Preview (Saturday January 31 2015)
Is Eoin Doyle A Target For The Latics? (Friday January 30 2015)
What The Bosses Say - Ipswich v Wigan Athletic (Friday January 30 2015)
Early Team News - Ipswich v Latics (Friday January 30 2015)
Andy Delort Heading Back To France (Friday January 30 2015)
Brew, Headphones, Relax It's Latics Podcast Time (Friday January 30 2015)
Billy Mckay Signs For The Latics (Friday January 30 2015)
Rob Kiernan Heading For The Exit Door? (Friday January 30 2015)
Jason Pearce Officially A Latics Player (Friday January 30 2015)
12th Man - Shake, Rattle And Roll (Friday January 30 2015)
|21. Leeds Utd||26||6||8||12||-11||26|
|No More Slip-Ups Fulham
» Fulham : 31/01/2015 11:32:00
|Ruiz Leaves Fulham
» Fulham : 31/01/2015 10:49:00
|Blackburn (a) - Stats and Facts
» Fulham : 31/01/2015 10:07:00
|Key man watch: Tom Lees
» Reading : 31/01/2015 10:00:00
|Grant - Patience The Key
» Derby County : 31/01/2015 10:00:00