Interact are delighted to have raised much needed funds for two of its chosen charities.

Over the last 12 months, the team at Interact have not only supported each other, they have partnered with local charities the Wigan Youth Zone and Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre with the aim of supporting young people and carers.

From bake sales, to sponsored walks and even taking to the sky all in the name of community – our team have raised £20,000, stopping at nothing to reach their goal. Well done to each and every one of our amazing team, we are incredibly proud.

Head of Fundraising, Lynsey Heyes at Wigan Youth Zone said: “I want to thank everyone at Interact for their kindness and for all the support, which is positively impacting thousands of young people. It couldn’t be more urgent to invest in young people, especially through the cost-of-living crisis. Without the support from the local business community like Interact, we would not be able to open our doors 7 days a week and support thousands of young people across Wigan and Leigh.”

Wigan Youth Zone

Wigan Youth Zone is a purpose built, state-of-the-art youth facility in Wigan town centre which opened in June 2013. It offers young people from across Wigan the opportunity to meet friends, have new experiences, learn new skills and access the support they need to develop and achieve their potential.

The Youth Zone is open to all young people across Wigan aged from 8 to 19 (up to 25 with additional needs), striving to offer something for everyone, regardless of their interests or abilities. With almost 15 dedicated areas to choose from including four 40-metre floodlit football pitches, art room, music room and climbing wall – there’s something for everyone at Wigan Youth Zone.

Their aim is simple, to provide the town’s young people with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.

To learn more, click here.

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre

Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre is an is an established, successful and well-respected independent registered charity supporting unpaid carers who look after people living in Wigan borough.

They make support and services available for all of Wigan’s unpaid adult carers, young carers, professionals and employers who work with carers.

Local community relationships are extremely important to them and means they can offer carers the best accessible services, wherever they live in the borough and surrounding areas. They work in partnership with local statutory agencies and other voluntary organisations to deliver our services to the highest level.

To learn more, click here.