Friday, 02 December 2016
The Boys’ Division has achieved its ambitious target of raising £10,000 and donating £500 to 20 charities in recognition of the school’s 500 year Anniversary!
As the target has been reached, the School will be able to donate the £10,000 as planned. The charities each receiving £500 are: Achieving a Headstart in Gambia, Age UK, Bolton Hospice, The Brain Tumour Charity, Cardiac Risk in Youth (CRY), Crohn’s and Colitis, Help for Heroes, LivLife (Tanzania), Macmillan Cancer, Mind, Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA), The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), Open Hearts Open Minds, Papyrus, Rebuilding Schools Nepal RNIB, RNLI, Salvation Army, Stonewall and Teenage Cancer Trust.
At the end of the Summer Term 2016, pupils in Years 7 to 10 and some Year 12 students were involved in a sponsored walk to the top of Rivington Pike to raise this incredible sum.
Around 650 pupils took part in the twelve mile return walk from the School to the top of Rivington Pike. In total, the boys collectively walked over 6000 miles: a distance that would easily see them to one of their chosen charities in Nepal!
After walking up through Moss Bank Park and across the moors to reach the Pike, pupils stopped for lunch before the return trip. While the summer sunshine didn’t put in a lengthy appearance on the day, the weather was mostly kind to the walkers.
This is the third time that the School has undertaken a walk to the Pike to raise charitable funds in recent years.
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