Wigan Warriors gearing up for charity event

Fans of Wigan Warriors are invited to a Volkswagen car retailer this Saturday for an action packed charity event.

Corkills Volkswagen, on Wallgate, is gearing up to boost its funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice on Saturday 31st March.

Stars of Wigan Warriors will be entertaining supporters from 1pm – 3pm with a rugby  passing challenge as the Volkswagen retailer ‘converts’ its forecourt into an alternative pitch.

The family event, will mark the launch of the brand new Volkswagen up! and give visitors the chance to get ‘up!’ and close to Volkswagen latest small car.

Donations for the hospice will be raised through an up! and coming charity prize draw.

Visitors  will have the chance to win a signed Wigan Warriors shirt, or a Volkswagen up! for a weekend which comes with a choice of two cinema tickets or £20 of Pizza Hut vouchers or a Volkswagen Golf cabriolet for a weekend which also comes with a family ticket to Alton Towers or Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Jacqui Kaye, Corkills Volkswagen’s brand manager is looking forward to the family event.

She said: “We have been supporting the Wigan and Leigh Hospice for over eight years and are always looking at ways to which we can help boost their funds.

“The arrival of Volkswagen’s  latest small car, the up!,  is expected to make a big impression. It is surprisingly spacious with a colourful interior and we felt its fun appeal was a perfect opportunity to help our fundraising efforts.

“We are delighted that a number of the Wigan Warriors players are able to support our event and welcome their fans who can also get the chance to collect autographs and get pictures with the stars.”

The up! is available in three ranges beginning with the Take-up!, as the entry level, upgrading to the Move up! finishing with the High up!, each level offers enhanced specifications while embodying the core values of the brand in an innovative and compact package.

For the first time in a Volkswagen, the up! features the maps + more system, as an optional extra, which is a mobile Personal Infotainment Device (PID) developed to organise navigation, telephone calls and entertainment.

“We are looking forward to a busy, energetic and charity boosting day and hope that many Wigan families will be able to support us,” concluded Jacqui.