Andy Burnham and 10k runners go the distance for Wigan Youth Zone
Runners joined Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham to tackle the Wigan 10k on Sunday 3rd September in aid of local youth charity, Wigan Youth Zone.
Almost 100 supporters of Wigan Youth Zone took to the streets of Wigan for the 10k at the weekend, including Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, Chairman of Wigan Youth Zone, Martin Ainscough CBE and board member, Bernard Edmunds.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said:
“I’m passionate about making sure Greater Manchester’s young people are given opportunities to make something of their lives and reach their full potential. When I stood for mayor, I promised I would put young people at the heart of all I do, and I’m determined to see that through.
“Wigan Youth Zone does so much to support and inspire young people in the borough where I live; changing lives and providing access to new experiences and skills in a safe and fun environment. As MP for nearby Leigh for 16 years, I know just how important facilities like Wigan Youth Zone are to children in the area, and I am so proud to be able to run this race for them.”
The Youth Zone also welcomed support from local companies including runners from Geetees, Wigan Job Centre and Santander.
Youth Zone Communications Manager Jennifer Royle said:
“Every year we are overwhelmed by the show of support from local companies, our staff and the wider community who take part in the Wigan 10k and help raise funds for our work here.
“We’d particularly like to thank Mr Burnham for his continued support of the Youth Zone and all the local businesses who took on the challenge for us. Also to Joining Jack for hosting yet another fantastic event.”