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Phillip Taylor, Former Pupil

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Local Public Benefit: Charity Work

The School, from Nursery to the Sixth Form and through our Old Boys' and Old Girls' Associations, works with and for many local charities. Various events take place during the year - some raising as much as £10,000! Recent Events include a Junior Boys Fancy Dress fun run which raised £5867.91 for Bolton Hospice, a collection of 37 bags of sports kit for SOS Kit Aid who work with underprivileged children in South Africa, a fashion show, non-uniform days, and a sweet sale. 

The School has recently made donations to and/or worked with the following concerns:

  • Age Concern
  • Air Ambulance North-West
  • Alder Hey Children's Hospital
  • Barnardo's Chorley and Salford Families Projects: Senior students spent the summer vacation helping both projects
  • BASIC Brain Surgery Unit in Salford
  • Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary
  • Blood Donors: 90% of the Sixth Form sign up when the Service comes into school
  • Bolton Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Bolton Hospice
  • Bolton Hospital Baby Unit
  • Bolton Lads' & Girls' Club
  • Bolton Lions
  • Bully Free Zone
  • Cancer Bacup
  • Christies
  • Crisis Fareshare
  • DebRA
  • Derian House Children's Hospice
  • Distribution of toys to Bolton children, via Bolton Lions
  • Emmaus (homeless charity)
  • Fortalice
  • GM Police
  • Harvest collections
  • Heart and Lung Transplant Patients: Concert by our Advanced Guitar Group and Jazz Band
  • Homestart
  • MacMillan Nurses (local branch) - Charity Concert by Advanced Guitar Group
  • Mountain Rescue: two of the the Outdoor Pursuits Centre staff are members of the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
  • New Manchester Children's Hospital Appeal Trust
  • Patterdale Fire Service: one member of the Outdoor Pursuits Centre staff is a volunteer fireman on the Patterdale Team
  • Rochdale Hedgehog Rescue Centre
  • Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Royal Bolton Hospital Baby Unit
  • Royal Bolton Hospital Children's Department
  • Safe in the City
  • Scope
  • SNUFS
  • SOS Kit Aid
  • Speakeasy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Springwood Special School
  • Springwood Special Primary School
  • Tommy's
  • Winter Watch
  • Zac's
The School raises money for Bolton Hospice in a variety of ways

The School raises money for Bolton Hospice in a variety of ways

Junior Boys Fun Run

Junior Boys raise money with a Fancy Dress Fun Run

Guide Dog Walker

The Girls' Division is used for dog walking by Guides Dogs for the Blind during inclement weather