Festive joy on its way to Wigan retirement complex thanks to councillors' donation

Staff and residents at a Wigan retirement complex will be able to get into the Christmas spirit thanks to a cash windfall which will help to pay for celebrations.

Wigan Central councillors George Davies, Lawrence Hunt and Michael McLoughlin brought festive cheer to Alexandra House, in Whelley, by handing over a cheque for £210 from the Brighter Borough Fund.

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The money will be used to pay for a Christmas party in December for the 25 residents and staff at the retirement housing scheme.

Three ward councillors of Wigan Central bring a little Christmas cheer to the staff and residents of Alexandra Nursing Home at Whelley with a £250 cheque for a Christmas party.

Coun Davies said: “Christmas festivities are just around the corner and we, the three ward councillors of Wigan Central, are highly delighted to have given £210 from the Brighter Borough Funding for the Christmas party at Alexandra House for the staff and residents to enjoy.

"They are a family of residents and staff who do marvellous work every year and they deserve to celebrate the Christmas festivities.”