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Boys' Aid For St Luke's Drop-in Centre

Wednesday, 08 October 2008

Mr Stephen Whittaker, the new Head Teacher at Bolton School Boys' Division Junior School, presided over a harvest festival in aid of the Drop-in Centre at St Luke's Church on Chorley Old Road.

The whole school gathered in the boys' hall and parents listened to a number of hymns as well as an address and prayers by the Reverend Stuart Cornes of St Luke's Church. He told the audience how the drop-in centre benefits individuals' lives and told of how it had helped one man to get back to work and to rebuild his life.

The boys and their parents brought in a wide range of food items. This is the third year that the Junior School has supported the drop-in centre, which aims to enable people from the local community to overcome problems and whose work is particularly geared towards helping the homeless, long-term unemployed and the elderly. The centre provides over 10,000 free meals every year.

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Mr Whittaker and the boys offer a variety of food items to Reverend Cornes of St Lukes Church

Mr Whittaker and the boys offer a variety of food items to Reverend Cornes of St Luke's Church