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Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Former Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies visited the Old Girls’ Lunch today to collect a cheque on behalf of his charity, KiDs of Bolton.
In November, the Old Girls’ Association held a Christmas Market in the new Riley Sixth Form Centre. This gave them additional space to expand the scope and scale of the Market. The event included the stalls from many local traders as well as pupils and parents, a Bake-Off, children’s games, a raffle and tombola, and a chance to visit Father Christmas himself.
There was a great atmosphere in the Arts Centre as 30 Old Girls came together for the lunch, and were joined by current members of staff for the occasion. The visit from Mr Davies and the chance to personally hand over the cheque for £400 was a delightful bonus to the afternoon.
Mr Davies said, “I enjoy giving back to the community I live in, and as long as I live in Bolton I will continue to do so. I’ve organised charity events myself, so I fully appreciate the effort that went into putting together the Christmas Market.”
KiDs of Bolton is aimed at under 18s in and around the Bolton area, particularly targeting deprived areas, and aims to help children develop skills, confidence, self-esteem and discipline. It also creates opportunities that otherwise would not be available to them, for example sports outings and academic trips.
Hannah Wylie, one of this year’s prefects, also collected a cheque for £400 on behalf of Child Aid Nepal.
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