Bolton School Junior Boys

Fun Run £2,000 Presented to Alzheimer’s Society

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Pupils at Park Road presented a cheque for £2,000 to Alzheimer’s Society following the Fun Run at the end of last year. The event raised a whopping £8,000 which will be split between for four charities chosen by the boys within the school Houses.

Alzheimer’s Society was suggested by Freddie Bovill in Year 6, who talked to the rest of Crompton House about the work Alzheimer’s Society does and convinced them to support this worthy cause.

Stephanie Potts, the Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Greater Manchester, joined pupils in their morning assembly to receive a cheque on behalf of the charity. She said that half the people in the world know someone who has Alzheimer’s or dementia and explained that these diseases affect the brain. She also spoke about the work Alzheimer’s Society does and how the money raised from the Fun Run will be used: £2,000 will allow a support officer to visit a family every day for six months to give one-to-one support. Stephanie thanked the boys for their huge donation and led a round of applause.

Local charity BAND (Building a New Direction), The British Lung Foundation and The World Wildlife Fund will also receive donations of £2,000 each.

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