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Drop-In Centre Receives Harvest Gifts From Boys

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Bolton School Junior Boys were joined by parents for the annual Harvest Festival assembly this morning.

Mr Stephen Whittaker, the Head of the Junior Boys’ School, opened the ceremony. This was followed by an address by the Reverend Stuart Cornes of St Luke's Church, prayers, several Harvest hymns, and choral performances from boys in Year 4, 5 and 6. The Harvest Festival was a great opportunity for the boys to celebrate and be thankful for the many things they have, whilst remembering the needs of others and thinking about those who are less fortunate than themselves.

Boys and their parents made generous contributions of a wide range of food items, all of which have been donated to the Drop-In Centre at St. Luke's Church on Chorley Old Road. The Centre provides the long-term unemployed, the elderly and the homeless with a place to go for support, and is open five days a week for eleven months of the year. Over 10,000 free meals are provided to Drop-In Centre visitors, and the Harvest Festival contributions will help to provide a great many of these in the weeks to come.

This is the ninth year that the Junior Boys have supported the Drop-In Centre with their Harvest gifts.

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Some of the boys, Headmaster Mr Whittaker and Reverend Cornes with the Harvest gifts

Some of the boys, Headmaster Mr Whittaker and Reverend Cornes with the Harvest gifts