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02 November 2023

Painting the borough red

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Based in Standish, residents at Windsor House Care Home had a marathon day of keepy-uppies as they raised money for a Wigan Youth Zone campaign.

Paint the Borough Red was an October campaign set up by Wigan Youth Zone to raise vital funds for their mentoring programme.

Windsor House is part of the Millennium Care group, an award-winning care provider with five homes across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

Millennium Care are Gold Patrons at Wigan Youth Zone which supports their invaluable work with young people in the region.

On the 26th of October, residents and staff at Windsor House challenged themselves to keep afloat a giant red balloon in support of the charity’s fundraiser.

“It really touched our hearts to see the older generation of 'Wiganers' stepping up to back the younger ones during the 'Paint the Borough Red' campaign.

“Windsor Houses’ efforts were an essential part of this heartwarming experience. Their support didn't just make a big impact on the campaign; it also showed how crucial it is for the community to come together and nurture a supportive environment for the young people of Wigan and Leigh.

“We're truly grateful for Millennium Care’s ongoing dedication and support for not only our charity but our vital mentoring services, and we're excited to keep walking this meaningful journey together."

Lynsey Heyes, Head of Fundraising at Wigan Youth Zone.

“It’s great for the older generation to get involved and lend their support to the newer generation as they fundraise for the Paint the Borough Red Campaign.

“Resident here at Windsor really enjoyed keeping the balloon up; it was an activity they had a lot of fun being involved in and are so proud to support such a worthy cause.

“Dorothy, who, at 100 years old, remains spirited and determined to support the young people of Wigan and Leigh, she’s a real good sport!

“We’re really looking forward to continuing supporting Wigan Youth Zone’s initiatives and would be keen to include more intergenerational activities with the young people at Wigan Youth Zone with our residents.”

Ffion Caunce, Home Manager at Windsor House.

Since its launch in 2018, Wigan Youth Zone’s mentoring programme has supported 84 young people by offering 1-2-1 support through a trusted adult over six months.

100% of the young people involved have improved their confidence, social and emotional skills offering a lifeline for those facing significant adversities.

We're delighted to support their amazing charity! 

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