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Fancy Dress Fun Run for Bolton Hospice

Friday, 26 June 2009

Bolton School Junior Boys' School is hoping to raise around £6,000 for Bolton Hospice through their annual Fun Run in fancy dress!

The event made for a very colourful scene as pupils in various fancy dress outfits along with the Head of Junior Boys, Mr Stephen Whittaker and Deputy Head, Mr Craig Rashleigh, ran around the Senior School running track for 40 minutes. The pupils ran in pairs, one would run whilst the other rested, and they were supported all the way by cheering parents.

This year the run was in memory of Brian Stevens, whose son James is a Year 4 pupil at the school, and all the boys worked extremely hard to earn their sponsorship money in order to support Bolton Hospice.

The annual fundraiser is the main charity event for the Junior boys but during the year they have also been involved in raising money via a Readathon, Jeans for Genes, a Harvest Appeal for St Luke's Church, Bolton and Send a Cow campaign.

Head, Stephen Whittaker, said: "Activities like are important in that they allow boys to engage with the world outside school and imbue in them a sense of responsibility and benevolence towards others."

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Some colourful characters line up for the run

Some colourful characters line up for the run