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Toy Store Trolley Dash Spreads Christmas Cheer

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With £3,700 already raised and money still coming in, Form representatives from Year 7 of Bolton School Girls’ Division enjoyed a lunchtime ‘trolley dash’ around Smyths Toy Store at Middlebrook. Each of the five girls was accompanied by a Sixth Form Prefect who made sure they stuck to their remit of buying specific toys for certain ages and kept within the budget allocated to each team.

The large haul of gifts will now be handed over to Hits Radio’s Mission Christmas Appeal which is collecting presents that will be handed out to less fortunate children across the region.

The money was raised earlier in the Term, when all 125 girls in Year 7 undertook a 24 hour sponsored silence.

Caitlin Hurt, aged 12, said: “I am quite chatty so the sponsored silence was really hard. However, we found ways to communicate through notepads, whiteboards and iPads. It was good to know that it was all for a good cause.”

Year 7 Tutor and teacher Miss Samantha Tomlinson said: “The girls appeared on the Hits Radio Breakfast Show earlier in the week and were very accomplished in answering the hosts’ questions. They have also been well organised today in the trolley dash.” Fellow teacher and year tutor Mrs Sheona Wade said: “I think some girls found the sponsored silence harder than others but they got through it as they know the gifts will spread a little joy this Christmas. However, I think my teaching colleagues enjoyed the day!”

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