The award-winning national charity Big Help Project, Wigan Athletic Football Club and the Club’s owners, EPIC GI, have announced an innovative partnership which will see EPIC GI gifting the front of shirt branding opportunity to our charity
ahead of the Club’s return to the EFL Championship.
The 2021/22 EFL League One winners, who have a strong
legacy of community outreach, marked the partnership by
unveiling the new 2022/23 range of jerseys featuring the Big
Help Project logo. The new alliance between Wigan Athletic,
EPIC GI and Big Help Project establishes a strong commitment
to collaborative working between club and charity to widen
access to vital services to members of the Wigan community
and the surrounding areas.
Big Help Project are in active dialogue with Key Stakeholders
including Wigan Athletic Football Club, EPIC GI, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, and elected representatives and local business leaders, and will soon be announcing a package of exciting community initiatives which will directly target people facing poverty and crisis in Wigan and the surrounding areas. This includes those who are socially isolated, in need of financial inclusion support or those without access to fresh, affordable food items – all of which BHP have had success delivering across Knowsley and Merseyside for over a decade.
Big Help Project CEO Peter Mitchell said:
“We are thrilled about this new partnership between Big Help Project, EPIC and Wigan Athletic. Football helps to forge a strong sense of community and that’s what we at Big Help Project are all about, creating strong bonds in communities to help them thrive.
“Through this unique partnership, we will be able to increase awareness and access to the vital services we offer, allowing us to make a tangible difference within the Wigan community.
“It is an honour to be associated with Wigan Athletic and together we are united in the fight to empower people out of poverty and assist them onto a better future”
Wigan Athletic CEO Mal Brannigan added:
“We are really pleased that we will be able to raise awareness for – and grow – the work of Big Help Project in Wigan through this
“Community has always been at the heart of Phoenix 2021 Limited’s strategy and we are fortunate that we have an outstanding Community Trust who improve the lives of thousands of people in Wigan each year and continue to deliver important support on a daily basis.
“The Big Help Project will work alongside the Trust as they look to enhance their projects in Wigan, as they have in other areas of the North West in their recent history.
“Ultimately, this partnership is going to benefit people in Wigan who need assistance during what is an incredibly challenging economic and social period.”
EPIC CEO Chris Dandridge continued:
“We are delighted to welcome Big Help Project to Wigan and look forward to furthering the partnership and supporting the vital work that they do in communities on a daily basis.”