Wigan Community Champion Joins Care Village

Charlene Frodsham, whose efforts to support the community has been recognised with her being made a Local Community Champion, has joined the team at the Belong Wigan care village in Platt Bridge.

She is taking up the post of experience coordinator and will work with residents and colleagues to provide a creative programme of meaningful occupation with events, one-to-one and group activities.

Charlene, from Wigan, is looking forward to getting to know the residents and providing activities to inspire and delight them:

“All I want from the role is to make residents happy. I love seeing that sparkle in their eyes. Those little things that make people smile add up and will help support their wellbeing longer term.”

Initially from a customer service background, Charlene’s enthusiasm and cheerful nature prompted her to take on the role of community champion for Asda supermarket.

It was here that her talent shone as she organised community challenges and fundraising activities for local groups and charities.

Speaking about Charlene’s appointment, Gill Menguy, general manager at Belong Wigan, said: “Fostering a vibrant community is a vital part of Belong’s ethos and we are delighted to have Charlene on board.

“She has already brought great energy and positivity to the post, bringing a wealth of experience and new ideas to the team, and helping us to extend the opportunities available to our customers.”

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