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Simon says local charity has the X Factor

Updated: May 28


Wigan and Leigh Young Carers, Leigh

Simon says local charity has the X Factor.


Making that Change is a project that delivers tailored and flexible transition support services to those aged 14-24 in Wigan borough, who provide unpaid care for a family member. The project is supported by Wigan & Leigh Young Carers, who attended The Health Lottery Tea Party at the Savoy Hotel in London, hosted by Simon Cowell.


The Health Lottery Tea Party celebrated groups and organisations in neighbourhoods across Great Britain that are helping to make where they live an even better place.


The day showcased the incredible work that thousands of local charities funded through The Health Lottery are doing to reduce health inequalities. The event also celebrated over £100 million being raised through The Health Lottery for good causes.


Making that Change is funded by People’s Health Trust with money raised through The Health Lottery in the North West.


John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “Thanks to players of The Health Lottery an incredible £100m has been raised for good causes.


“It was important to celebrate the amazing work local charities and community groups are doing in their neighbourhoods, which wouldn’t have been possible without this money.”


Wigan & Leigh Young Carers was one of over fifty charities attending the Tea Party, along with other supporters of The Health Lottery.


Amanda Rogerson from Wigan & Leigh Young Carers, said: “I had the privilege of representing Wigan & Leigh Young Carers at the Health Lottery Tea Party to celebrate raising £100 million donated to charities in the community including the one I have loved to support on a voluntary basis for the past 5 years. Not only have I been able to enjoy the feeling of being part of our community supporting young children, I have watched them grow and develop into beautiful, strong individuals. I couldn’t be prouder of the children and friends I volunteer with.”

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