Banding together for Joseph

Paul Kendrick and Greg Farrimond with the Joseph's Goal wristbands
Paul Kendrick and Greg Farrimond with the Joseph's Goal wristbands

FUND-RAISING efforts for the Evening Post’s Joseph’s Goal campaign gathers pace this week with our Latics’ correspondent Paul Kendrick adding an extra duty to his match-day workload.

Paul and news reporter colleague Greg Farrimond will be stationed at the DW Stadium on Saturday, selling wristbands ahead of Wigan’s Premier League clash with West Ham.

Our campaign was launched earlier this month to raise money for brave three-year-old Joseph Kendrick, who has the rare genetic disorder Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia.

Joseph’s proud father, Paul, 36, said: “The interest in Joseph’s Goal continues to amaze us, and one of the suggestions we had to raise awareness and funds was to produce some wristbands.

“They arrived in the post this week and they look amazing – really professional and the colours are very striking. We’ve already sold a load to friends and colleagues, and myself and Greg plus a few volunteers will be at the DW on Saturday to hopefully sell a few more.

“We’ll be at strategic locations – outside the main entrance, on the bridge at the South East corner of the ground – so, if you see us, come over and have a chat and buy a wristband or two.”

Latics have thrown their full weight behind the campaign and, having met the players and manager Roberto Martinez at their training ground a few weeks ago, Paul and Joseph have also received lots of support via Twitter. Fresh from celebrating his amazing, acrobatic goal away at Swansea on Saturday, defender Emmerson Boyce yesterday tweeted: “Morning everyone, hope you all have a great day, make it an even better day by showing your support and following @JosephsGoal.”

Midfielder James McArthur has also tweeted his support, saying: “Can everyone help @JosephsGoal, got pics taken with the boy the other day and would be a big help to him and his condition if we help.”

The Joseph’s Goal wristbands will be on sale from our Martland Mill reception and the Wigan Athletic club shop at the DW Stadium, or by tweeting us on @josephsgoal.

They are priced at just £1, so why not buy a few?