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Monday, 23 June 2014
Bolton School Junior Boys has presented Bolton Hospice with a cheque for an incredible £5000!
The money was raised through their annual fancy dress Fun Run. Despite a downpour just as the race was about to begin, the boys did not allow their spirits to be dampened. They had a great time completing as many laps as they could, and their hard work has certainly paid off!
During assembly, the Junior Boys’ headmaster, Mr Stephen Whittaker, spoke to the boys about Dame Cecily Saunders, who founded the first purpose-built hospice for the terminally ill. He explained some of the pledges on which the original hospice was founded, many of which are still the principles of hospice care today. He then introduced Stephanie Lacaille, who is the Community Fundraising Manager at Bolton Hospice and was visiting Park Road to receive the cheque on behalf of the charity.
Ms Lacaille told the boys that the money raised will go into the Hospice’s ‘Buy a Brick’ appeal, and will purchase 500 bricks! These will go towards building another wing, which will allow the Hospice to care for an additional eighty-eight people each year.
“Thank you for your work in supporting the Hospice,” she said at the end of the assembly. “You’ve done a great job!”
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