THE BOARD

Our board’s primary responsibility is to govern in the charity’s best interest, contributing their time and individual expertise.

The board have invested a lot of time into Wigan Youth Zone and supported the project consistently since the beginning, they are incredibly proud of the work done here at the youth zone and the fantastic support from our dedicated patrons, corporate partners, funders, trusts and staff that all have contributed to Wigan Youth Zone’s continued success.

David Whelan

David Whelan

Lifetime President
Bill Ainscough

Bill Ainscough

Vice-President
Martin Ainscough CBE

Martin Ainscough CBE

Chairman
Anthony Hitchen

Anthony Hitchen

Vice President/ Private Sector Funding
Bernard Edmunds

Bernard Edmunds

Business Ambassador
John Fairhurst

John Fairhurst

Finance/ Audit
Clare Higham

Clare Higham

Treasurer/ Board Secretary
Jonathan Chadwick

Jonathan Chadwick

Legals
James Winterbottom

James Winterbottom

Council Representation
Gill Diggles

Gill Diggles

Health & Safety
Jenny Meadows

Jenny Meadows

Sports and Fitness Ambassador
Geoff Ashton

Geoff Ashton

Safeguarding/ Child Protection
David Fairhurst

David Fairhurst

Honorary Secretary
Kathryn Morley

Kathryn Morley

Onside Representative
  • Flogert Cera, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “I love my time at Wigan Youth Zone, I’ve gained loads of confidence and thank all the youth work staff for their help!”
    Sabrina, 13
  • Stephanie, 16

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love coming to Wigan Youth Zone, joining in activities and to get out the house – I’ve met tons of new friends”
    Stephanie, 16
  • Adam, 23

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


    “Since attending the Youth Zone, I’ve become more confident, made new friends and even got a job through the employability course!”
    Adam, 23
  • Danny, 11

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “I love the Youth Zone especially the Skate Park. My confidence has grown so much that now I even enter tournaments!”
    Danny, 11
  • Nathan, 18

    WHY WIGAN YZ?


      “The Gym at Wigan Youth Zone has had an important impact on my life – making me stronger, fitter and healthier.”
    Nathan, 18