Shake a bucket for the British Red Cross

THE BRITISH Red Cross is looking for volunteers to hold collection buckets outside Leigh and Wigan supermarkets in December.

The charity will be holding all-day collections outside Sainsbury’s in Leigh on Sunday, December 4 and the Wigan Asda store at Robin Park on Saturday, December 10.

Money raised will go towards supporting the British Red Cross services in the North West, and the charity is looking for people to do a two-hour fund-raising stint.

British Red Cross community fund-raiser Jackie Pickersgill said: “We run a number of services in the North West, of which the closest to Wigan is our dawn patrol, where we visit elderly people each morning and check that they’re all right, and send a medical team to give care at home if there’s a problem.

“We also run emergency response and medical teams who go to incidents such as house fires.

“Money from collections at the supermarkets will go into general funds to support this work, and we would be grateful to anyone who could come and help us.”

To volunteer contact Jackie by ringing 0161 888 8915 or 07710 733196 or emailing