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Combined Efforts for Breast Cancer Charity

Monday, 13 December 2010

Bolton School pupils have raised £703.49 for Debbie Dowie's cancer charity Boot Out Breast Cancer.

The donation was the combined result of fundraising efforts by pupils in Boys' Division, Girls' Division and Junior Girls' School and the pupils presented the cheque to Debbie Dowie, who set up the charity after beating breast cancer herself.

Debbie's son Ollie is in Year 13 at the school and he organised a wacky shirt day for Sixth Form boys which raised a huge £366.59. Year 11 senior girls Sophie Crompton and Emily Topping raised £149.67 through a sweet and cake stall and Year 5 Junior Girls Rachael Crompton and Eleanor Gibbons raised £187.23 with a charity stall selling perfumes, pens and raffle tickets.

Boot Out Breast Cancer specialises in raising money to buy the latest, most technologically advanced equipment that is required for an early diagnosis. Such equipment will be used across the North West in NHS hospitals starting with the Nightingale Centre in Manchester.

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Pupils present the cheque to Debbie Dowie

Back row: Sophie Crompton, Emily Topping, Debbie Dowie, Ollie Dowie, Mr Caspar Joseph, Head of Boys' Division Sixth Form, Front row: Eleanor Gibbons and Rachael Crompton