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Boys Raise £10,000

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Junior Boys at Bolton School have raised £10,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA). Two hundred boys from Years 3 to 6 took part in a fancy dress fun run earlier in the Summer. They chose the charity following a very kind donation from the family of Old Boy Simon Binner who died from MND last year. This was made all the more poignant following the very recent death of another Bolton School alumnus, Sir Harry Kroto, from the same terrible disease. The money raised will go towards funding further research into finding a cure.

Ms Stacey Kerr of MNDA Manchester thanked the boys in their morning assembly and said: “It was a pleasure to meet such wonderful fundraisers!  They should be very proud of themselves and that fantastic total. On behalf of MNDA Manchester I would like to extend special thanks to the staff and parents who have been involved and of course the families and children who took part. Your generosity will ensure that we can continue the important work we do in and around the Manchester area with those living with Motor Neurone Disease. It will also help fund vital research into the disease and go some way in helping us find that all important cure.”

Reflecting on the fundraising achievement, Headteacher Mrs Faulkner said: "This year's chosen charity was particularly significant to us as a school and I am pleased that the boys chose it because its is such a poorly understood disease with relatively little publicity and fundraising to support it. If we can help the MND Association in some small way, both in their research work and in supporting those with this illness, I will be very proud indeed."

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Ms Stacey Kerr of MNDA Manchester collected a cheque from the boys

Ms Stacey Kerr of MNDA Manchester collected a cheque for £10,000 from the boys

The boys ahead of their sponsored fun run