Leigh Centurions have donated £10,000 to help Wigan borough’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The rugby league season remains suspended indefinitely because of the crisis, which has seen the UK become the worst-affected region in Europe.
Leigh have donated money to the Leigh Hub, which will roll out food and other valuable supplies to those who are suffering.
Centurions owner Derek Beaumont said: “The club is dependent on the community and I have always said we are just custodians of the club helping to steer it so it’s important to ensure we help those most in need during these times.
“I’m delighted the club has made this pledge for a fantastic support system in Leigh’s community hub. The real champions are the staff and volunteers that are engaging with the public and transforming the money into something which makes a huge difference to people.”
Leader of Wigan Council David Molyneux added: “As with the volunteer effort across the borough, it is humbling to see so many people across many sectors offer time and support.
“Our response to COVID-19 is very much a team effort so let’s continue to Be Kind and follow the Stay Home, Save Lives advice. The response we have seen from all sections of the community across the borough has been fantastic and we continue to be extremely grateful to every single business and organisation that has offered help in any way they can.”