It has been one year since we took on our wonderful cohort of ‘Game Changers’ as part of our Pass it Back Project; funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund– and what a year it has been! Pass it Back was designed as an extension of the Wire2Wolves Project – to bring the heritage timeline to life through an interactive website and app, allowing people to share their memories for all to see.
The Game Changers were originally recruited to deliver elements of Pass it Back, but have ended up getting involved in everything during their time with us! Along with collecting memories and uploading them to the Pass it Back site, the team of 25 have also achieved the following:
- Conducted 12 educational Stadium Tours for 500 school children
- Assisted with 40 Warrington Wolves home fixtures across First Team, Reserves, Under 19’s and Under 16’s.
- Organised 9 Community visits to various Care Homes and cancer rehabilitation centres to allow them to relive their memories and upload them to the app.
- Attended 15 training workshops in First Aid, Safeguarding and Customer Service to gain vital skills to assist with their volunteering.
- Taken part in over 50 hours of archiving of old memorabilia for fans to look at and enjoy.
- Travelled around 15 locations across Warrington with the mobile Pass it Back exhibition; spreading the history of Warrington Rugby League Club into the wider community.
Through all of these activities, the 25 Game Changers have undertaken 1756 hours of volunteering in just one year.
Based on the minimum wage costs, this has saved The Foundation and the local community £12,000.
We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our wonderful Game Changers for their input and we are looking forward to the next 12 months!