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Wigan Christmas Dash 2018

Three Wishes Charity are thrilled to be the official charity of the Wigan 5k Christmas Dash again this year. We had a wonderful day in Mesnes Park last year, with hundreds of runners dressed as Santa!  A local radio station provided the music to create a fabulous festive atmosphere. Runners raising money for Three Wishes were able to choose which fund their money went into .

Finish_Line_CDWigan Christmas dash is a fun and festive event suitable for the whole family.  At Mesnes Park on Sunday 9th December, come along and enjoy the music and the atmosphere and take part to raise funds for Three Wishes Charity.  Jog, walk, amble or run around Mesnes Park. One lap is 1km, so do one up to 5km - its up to you.  Suitable for prams, wheelchairs and you can even walk you dog with you!

Please note this is a third party event and participants must register with the organiser to take part. Three Wishes does not receive any money from the registration fee for this event - Three Wishes will only receive money from sponsorships or donations made.

Teen Zone

The Need
Due to a change in regulations a few years ago, paediatric patients are now grouped on the wards by gender rather than by age.  This means that our teenage patients can be in beds next to very poorly young babies. This can be very distressing for young people on the ward, who are there for a multitude of reasons, including surgery, mental health issues, abdominal pains, breathing difficulties and a range of other conditions.  Whilst we have an amazing playroom on the ward, this is geared more to younger patients. 

Unfortunately Rainbow Ward at Wigan Infirmary is supporting more and more children and teenagers with complex issues such as eating disorders and self-harming, so it is paramount that this is the best facility possible  to support those and all the other paediatric patients in the borough. With, on average, over 700 patients a year aged between 11-16, it is essential that have their own space to ‘chill out’.


The Vision
The 'Teenzone' will be a dedicated space for children of high school age, that will have soft furnishings, a digital jukebox, an x-box, a TV and other facilities requested and identified by local young people.  It will provide a safe and supportive space for them to go and chill out, escape the noise of the wards, talk to each other and make new friends.  A high quality facility will give teenage patients the best possible experience and environment to support their recovery and well-being and help them to get back home to their families more quickly. 

This will be an amazing addition to health care services for older children and teenagers in the Wigan area. 


How you can help

We are always looking for people to fundraise for us and help us generate the money for this essential development.  Could you hold a fundraising day in your office, school, church etc.  or maybe a cake sale, a sponsored walk, dance or run.

Why not ask your local school to hold a non-uniform day or if you work in an office or for a business, ask everyone to sacrifice something like takeaways, chocolate, lattes or that bottle of wine, and everyone donate what you would have spent that month on your chosen item, to Teenzone. 

To set up your fundraising page for Teenzone or to make a donation, please click on the link below;

Please contact Janet Pennington, Fundraising Manager to register your fundraising activities or download the fundraising registration form and email it to;

Give it up in October

- Choose something to give up in October
- Give the money you would have spent on that to Three Wishes Charity - the registered charity of WWL
- Choose which fund within Three Wishes you want to give your money to
- No sponsorship, no extra cost to you!
- Health benefits to you and helping us to do more for our patients


Giving up something like this can have a health benefit for us all, and donating the cost of a bottle of wine, a latte, a curry or a walk instead of a bus or taxi will help us to do more for our patients. We know that October is half term, so if you are going on holiday, why not do it for a few weeks before you go?

To get involved
Complete the Fundraising Registration Form and return to:

Print off the Change Box and take it home to put your donations in as you go along - but remember to keep your box secure at all times, and pay it into a WWL General Office at the end of the month.

Make your donation online by following this link and tell us which fund within Three Wishes you want your donation to go to: Three Wishes Give It Up 2018.

We would love to hear what everyone is giving up so visit our Facebook or Twitter page and tell us what you are doing!


Fundraising News

Information Governance Quiz Night

On Thursday 20th September the wonderful Information Governance team, held a quiz night at Wigan Sports Club to raise funds for Three Wishes Charity. A great night was had by all with 1st place going to 'Trials and Tribulations' with second place going to our Business Intelligence team 'The BI Boys'. 

The Information Governance team organised the quiz as part of Three Wishes £70-4-70years Campaign and raised over £440 to be split between our Minds and Memory Fund and the Fertility Wish Fund.

Our Information Governance Team would like to thank the many local businesses and staff members for their kind donations as well as everyone who attended and supported the event.

A lot of hard work went into making the evening such a huge success so a massive thanks goes to the Information Governance team from Three Wishes for their efforts.