To help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month during October, the club is pleased to have teamed up with local charity, Mummy’s Star.
This Wednesday, 12 October, the Latics first-team squad will train in specially-commissioned shirts to help promote the charity and support their work.
To allow supporters the chance to have photographs taken with the players in the shirts, training at Chapel Road will be open for fans to attend between 10.30am and 11.30am.
Supporters are invited to watch the session, meet the team and have photograph opportunities afterwards.
The shirts will then be auctioned off at a later date in order to raise funds for the charity.
This week's training session is chosen to support Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 13 October.
Supporters should note that parking is unfortunately unavailable at the training ground and is also very limited on the surrounding streets.
Mummy’s Star is a fantastic charity which undertakes important work in providing support for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with cancer.
The organisation helps women in and around pregnancy, as well as families through birth, loss and beyond.
Breast cancer affects nearly half of the 1,500 women supported to date by Mummy’s Star. Approximately one in every 1,000 pregnancies in the UK will see cancer diagnosis of some kind each year, a figure which is now increasing due to childbirth later in life.
Breast cancer symptoms such as lumps, size change, skin tone and nipple discharge etc in pregnancy are often missed completely or misdiagnosed as something to be expected in pregnancy without further checks.
This can result in delays in diagnosis and at the worst case that cancer is then incurable or reaches an advanced stage.
We all have a part to play is helping diagnose cancer or at least seeking medical intervention and looking out for symptoms in ourselves and our partners.
For more details about Mummy’s Star and their work, please visit mummysstar.org.