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Old Boys Raise £200,000

News Item: September 2008

The 2008 Old Boltonians' Bursary Golf Day has raised in the region of £4,000.  When this is added to other contributions from the Old Boys of Bolton School, which have been collected over the past three years, it means £200,000 has been raised for the School's bursary fund.

Despite one or two sharp showers, the day was a great success.  Eighteen teams entered the event at Bolton Golf Club, which was followed by a dinner and further fundraising events.

Roger Gould, President of the Old Boltonians' Association, said: "We've had a wonderful day whilst raising money for a good cause.  I reflect on my days at Bolton School and realise how they helped set me up for life.  Bursaries can help make a genuine difference to a young person's future.  Money raised over the last few years has provided Sixth Form bursaries, which have allowed students to join Bolton School for their A levels, who, otherwise, would not have been able to afford the fees.  One such student graduated this summer with 4 As and has just gone to Oxford University."

The School has always prided itself on offering an education for all talented local youngsters, irrespective of their financial means.  This ethos was set in place in 1913 by Lord Leverhulme when he re-endowed the Bolton School Foundation.  Last year 286 pupils received bursary assistance to help them pay their fees.

Bolton Fundraisers with cheque for £4,000

Golf Day organiser Frank Millhouse and President of the Old Boys, Roger Gould, offer over a cheque for £4,000 to the two Heads, Mr Philip Britton and Mrs Gill Richards, which will go into the School's bursary fund

Old Boys Golf Day

Eighteen teams entered this year's Old Boys' Golf Day