LEIGH Centurions have donated £10,000 to help Wigan Borough's coronavirus response efforts.

The club handed over £10,000 to the Leigh hub, which will go towards supplying food and other essential items.

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."

The council has received many contributions as the community rallies to help those in need.

The seven community hubs and central logistics hub are central to the council's response to Covid-19, working in partnership with groups and volunteers, delivering food parcels and helping to connect residents with support services.

Leader of Wigan Council, Clr David Molyneux, said contributions have been a significant help.

He 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."