Council announces day of thanks for Wigan key workers and volunteers

Organisations and individuals will be praised for their selfless efforts to support residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The day of recognition, organised by Wigan Council, takes place tomorrow (Thursday) to highlight the individuals and teams across many sectors who have been working across the borough through the public health emergency.

The council will be issuing regular thank-you posts on its social media channels and is encouraging partner organisations, businesses and services to join in.

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Messages will start at 8am and continue throughout the day serving as a precursor to the popular Clap for Carers at 8pm.

Coun David Molyneux, Alison McKenzie-Folan and Becca Heron thank NHS staffCoun David Molyneux, Alison McKenzie-Folan and Becca Heron thank NHS staff
Coun David Molyneux, Alison McKenzie-Folan and Becca Heron thank NHS staff

The town hall said the response to the pandemic has been a team effort, with everyone from NHS key-workers to teachers and education staff, local authority teams to businesses and community groups to shop workers and volunteers playing a part.

Leader of Wigan Council, Coun David Molyneux, said: “We have been facing unprecedented challenges but it has been inspiring to see the way so many organisations across the borough have risen to the task in such an admirable fashion.

Residents continue to receive support in many different forms and key services have been maintained. Everyone who has contributed deserves recognition because it has been no easy task.

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“That is what we will do on Thursday; make sure we show our gratitude loud and clear while also recognising that we have a long way to go.”

The council will be posting a selection of the many examples of workers and volunteers going the extra mile.

However, the local authority says there is not enough time in the day to mark every contribution, so organisations are being asked to showcase their own examples using the hashtags #bekind and #wevegotthis.

Last month thank-you messages were painted on roads outside a number of buildings throughout the borough for key workers.

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Coun Molyneux said: “I hope everyone continues to show their support at 8pm every Thursday for front-line workers, but let’s follow their lead and go above and beyond in showing our appreciation to all those working in response to Covid-19.”

Find all the latest information and support from the council during Covid-19 at