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Friday, 01 July 2016
Six hundred and fifty pupils from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 as well as some Year 12 students at Bolton School Boys’ Division undertook a sponsored walk from their Chorley New Road campus to Rivington Pike and back with the aim of raising £500 for each of twenty charities. Collectively the boys would have walked over 6000 miles, a distance that would easily see them to one of their charities in Nepal.
The twelve mile return walk saw boys leave School at 9.15am and walk through Moss Bank Park, Barrow Bridge, past Walker Fold Farm and over the moors to Winter Hill and the Pike, where they stopped for lunch. Rivington has particular significance to Bolton School as Lord Leverhulme, the School’s founder, had a residency on the estate.
It is the third time that the School has undertaken the walk to the Pike in recent years. Monies are now being collected and it is hoped the following wide range of local and national charities will each receive £500: DWDC Nepal, Open Hearts Open Minds, Brain Tumour Charity, Salvation Army, Papyrus, Headstart Gambia, Bolton Hospice, Help for Heroes, Age UK, Macmillan Cancer, RNLI, Teenage Cancer, Mind, RNIB, MND Associaiton, Stonewall, LivLife, NDCS, CRY and Crohn’s and Colitis.
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