8 months in the planning. 120 players, officials and staff. Just 15 hours to spread some community spirit in time for Christmas.

As Wigan Warriors’ official energy partner, we wanted to help them put their super powers to the test this festive season. And how better to do that, than by giving back to the local community that so many of the players grew up in?

Discover how the team fared when they worked through the night to complete their ambitious Community Blitz challenge to help 14 deserving projects across Wigan and beyond.

Meet the inspirational projects behind the Community Blitz challenge

As part of their pre-season preparations, Wigan Warriors identified a whole array of local projects to get involved in as part of their Community Blitz. Read all about them below.

Project 1: Wigan Council Age Well Team

Surprising lifelong Warriors fans at local care homes to sit and reminisce about their sporting memories with their favourite players to help in the fight against dementia.

Project 2: Golden Mile Pemberton GroupÂ

Holding a tasty celebrity curry cooking demo in Central Park and giving away free slow cookers to help people make more home cooked meals for their families.

Project 3: Wigan Women’s Refuge

Delivering and installing new and much more comfortable Sealy beds to make all the rooms at the refuge feel more welcoming.

Project 4: St Barnaby’s ChurchÂ

Giving the church a full top-to-toe makeover. Renovating the kitchen and painting the exterior, interior walls and ceiling.

Project 5: 5 Boroughs Partnership

Washing cars in the staff car park of Wigan Infirmary to give something back to the hardworking doctors and nurses working the night shift.

Project 6:Â Wigan Youth Zone

Washing cars in the staff car park of Wigan Infirmary to give something back to the hardworking doctors and nurses working the night shift.

Project 7:Â Wigan & Leigh Hope School

Holding a surprise disability sport session and meet and greet for the pupils and staff at the school.

Project 8: EDS Armed Forces VeteransÂ

Helping to renovate the new EDS residential house by putting the team’s DIY skills to the test – including plenty of painting and decorating.

Project 9: SWAP Refugees Group

Introducing Wigan’s latest overseas arrivals to rugby league with a fast and fun training session led by the Warriors players and coaches.

Project 10:Â THE DEAL and Wigan Council

Coming together to tidy the communal gardens at local sheltered housing – with lots of leaf clearing.

Project 11:Â Secret Santa School Stop

Delivering presents and spreading Christmas cheer by helping the children to put up festive decorations at local schools.

Project 12:Â Community Club Blitz

Getting back to basics with ‘jumpers-for-rugby-posts’ drop in sessions where local children got to throw the rugby ball around with some of their favourite players.

Project 13:Â Wigan MS Centre

Helping the small team focus their budget to treatments rather than renovations by giving the centre a much-needed coat of paint.

Project 14:Â The Brick

Delivering vital supplies to the local foodbanks to make sure no families have to go hungry this Christmas.