Wigan Athletic players will today be visiting a number of hospitals and schools in the Wigan area to deliver presents and meet the young people of the town to give the gift of Christmas cheer.
Roberto Martinez said he was proud of his players' attitudes towards the visits and believes it is a great way to give back to the community.
"The players are really looking forward to going to the hospital visits and visiting people in the community because they are determined to really give something back during the Christmas period.
"It is important for the players to meet the young supporters of the Club because it is all about being a good example and of course we are a very family focused club.
"The boys are really excited to take their roles in the community and to have an impression on the Wigan Athletic family.
"We’ve got some great events going on over the next month, with the visits later today and of course the signing of the Keeping the Faith book on Thursday."
The players and manager will be at the Club Shop at the DW Stadium this Thursday at around 1.30pm to sign copies of Keeping the Faith, the book that gives you the inside track on Latics' remarkable end to the 2011/2012 Barclays Premier League campaign.