Thinking of Others at Christmas
Bolton School Charity

Amidst all the seasonal joy and celebrations at Bolton School, there has also been much consideration of others at what can be a hard time of year for many.

Significant fundraising has taken place across the campus. Year 1 children and their teachers at Bolton School Infant School visited three local primary schools - St James in Gorton, Chorley New Road Primary School and The Ferns Primary Academy - to deliver Christmas presents donated by Beech House families as part of their annual 'Sprinkle of Kindness' campaign. Miss Niaz, who organises the campaign, said: ‘I ran my appeal again this year and the children thoroughly enjoyed delivering the gifts, clothes and food and understood the importance of each visit. The donations went direct to families and will have a huge impact this winter. It's the fifth year I've run the appeal now and it was so lovely to see how much of an impact the donations will make.’ One of the schools, Chorley New Road Primary, tweeted a thank you, saying ‘A big thank you to Bolton School for their generous contribution, bringing warmth and joy to our lovely families this Christmas!’ The Infant School also raised £450 for Endeavour and £450 for Bolton Hospice through selling raffle ticket sales for luxury hampers and refreshments. Their Jolly Jumper Day brought in another £132.56 for Bolton Hospice.

At Hesketh House, the Junior Girls’ School, £380.47 was raised through the retiring collection after their Christmas Concert, the money going towards their ongoing Malawi fundraising campaign. The retiring collection after the Junior Boys’ Christmas Concert raised £430 for Save the Children.

In the Girls’ Division, Year 7 girls raised £2,530 in order to buy toys to donate to the Bolton Lions’ Christmas Toy Appeal and Year 10 pupils collected £1,643.63 for UWT through their Christmas Post initiative. The girls' Christmas jumper day gathered a further £844.60 to benefit Bolton Dementia Support, aiding individuals coping with memory-related challenges and providing essential care services. The traditional Ceremony of Carols received donations of £650.96, directly benefiting Fort Alice's efforts in aiding individuals affected by domestic abuse and violence. The Sixth Form girls’ Prefects’ Panto was set to raise more money for Anastasia Days.

In the Boys' Division, £500.00 was raised for Urban Outreach and the YMCA through a Christmas jumpers day and a further £500.00 was raised for the same charities through the retiring collection after the school’s Christmas Festival. £112.55 was also raised for the same two charities from the sale of Christmas decorations. 

Earlier in the month, pupils across the Bolton School campus came together to collect 1991 Christmas puddings for Urban Outreach’s Christmas Hamper Campaign.


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