WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Life’s a climb, but the view is great.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to climb Mount Everest? One of Wigan Youth Zone’s senior members took on the challenge – climbing the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest on their indoor climbing wall. Aiden Garfin, aged 14, began attending Wigan Youth Zone in 2021. From there, his passion for […]

Wigan Youth Zone is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

Wigan Youth Zone staff and members are marking Mental Health Awareness Week by continuing conversations about mental wellbeing, raising awareness and being advocates for change in a challenging time. This year the theme is ‘Loneliness’ and how the impact of loneliness on our mental well-being and the practical steps we can take to address it.   […]

WYZ WEEKLY WOW – Know your limits. Ski beyond them.

During April Half Term, two senior members from Wigan Youth Zone were given the opportunity of a lifetime! Alyssa and Macey received the chance to visit Passo Tonale Ski Resort in Italy to experience the thrill of skiing on real slopes for the first time! The journey was a staggering 28hrs of driving through several […]

Wigan Youth Zone top tips on improving your Mental Health.

Wigan Youth Zones top tips on improving your Mental Health. It’s important we do our best to look after our mental health, just as it is vital to ensure our physical health. Mental health issues in the UK increased sharply during the pandemic, one in six children aged five to 16 were identified as having […]

Wigan Youth Zone wins first place at the Northern OnSide Presidents Cup 22!

It was the first round of OnSide’s Annual President’s Cup on Saturday 23rd of April at  Mahdlo Youth Zone. Where young people from across the OnSide Network (North Division); came together to participate in a host of sports, arts and drama challenges with Wigan Youth Zone taking home the highly coveted 1st place trophy.   The […]

Wigan Youth Zone Chair Passes on the Baton

Wigan Youth Zone has announced the appointment of Gary Speakman as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees, from 1st April 2022, taking the reigns of the charity from Richard Ainscough who was in post for a three-year term. Richard, who has been personally connected to the charity since its conception, has been the […]


Leading outsourcer Interact Contact Centres has announced it will partner with Wigan-based Youth Zone to support the charity in raising funds for young people of Wigan and Leigh. Funds raised by Interact throughout the year will give young people unique, fun and inspiring opportunities such as residential & DofE expeditions, purchasing specialist equipment and supporting […]

Spring has sprung! An update from fundraising.

It’s been a busy few months for team fundraising, with the return of our first Annual Ball since the pandemic raising over £35,000! The theme was ‘Springing back into action’, and what a night we had, our host Pete Pennington certainly put the FUN in Fundraising, with some literal money can’t buy prizes up for […]

Who runs the world? GIRLS!

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th March, Wigan Youth Zone celebrated #InternationalWomensDay2022. International Women’s Day is celebrated each year around the world, originating in 1911. Each year, women across the planet join together in solidarity and celebrate their achievements. This day is important, as it is a day to celebrate women, a day to raise […]