25 April, 2008 – Wigan's Big Thank You Awards is almost underway
One of the biggest events in Wigan borough's community calendar is almost here and this year it promises to be a really cultured affair.
Wigan Council’s Community Engagement Team joins forces with Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust and Wigan Community and Voluntary Services to stage the Big Thank You awards.
The event is a celebration of the contribution that ordinary people and voluntary organisations make to life in the borough.
Each year the Big Thank You takes a different theme and this year it is culture.
Over the past few weeks, organisers have been looking for worthy winners from organisations that help to enrich the cultural life of the borough.
Nominations have been drawn specifically from those groups or networks that bring people with common interests such as creative writing, performance or visual arts, together to celebrate, entertain or educate.
This year’s Big Thank You winners will be announced at, not one, but two special celebratory events.
The first will be held at the Indoor Sports Centre at Leigh Sports Village on Wednesday April 30 between 6pm and 8pm.
The events are also a great opportunity for some of the borough’s cultural ambassadors to show off their talents.
The performances at the Leigh event will include:
The Turnpike Youth Theatre
Westleigh Basketball Club
Dance group L & L Superstars
Hag Fold Morris Dancers
Following this there will be a second celebration at Wigan’s JJB Stadium on Thursday May 8 also between 6pm and 8pm.
Taking part in the Wigan event will be:
Wigan Jazz Club
Marsh Green Young Women’s dance group
Sunflower Health Project
The George Formby Society
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust Chief Executive Rodney Hill says:
“The Big Thank You is a chance to highlight those groups who work tirelessly to enrich the lives of everyone in the borough. We are talking about people who often give up their free time to form groups to share a pursuit, skill or passion, and we believe they make our borough a much brighter place.”
Source: Wigan Council press release