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Wigan House Enjoy Charity Gig

Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Over 100 pupils at Bolton School Boys’ Division, spanning Years 7 to 13, attended a lunchtime gig in the Arts Centre. 

The gig was a charity event for Wigan House boys and the band that the pupils were watching was called ‘Our Day Remains’. One of the band members is Chris Makin, a Wigan House sixth form pupil, and the other band members are from other schools. 

Despite having to pay for their own PA system, the boys still raised £120 for their chosen charity, When You Wish Upon a Star, which makes dreams come true for children with life threatening or terminal illness. The School has raised money for this charity before including Battle of the Bands 2009.

Wigan House will also hold a 5-a-side football tournament before Easter when further funds will be raised for the same cause.

Bolton School Boys' Division is split into four 'Houses' and these events are going beyond the usual three days of House events (one per term) that usually happen over the course of a year. The events encourage vertical and whole School bonding.

Dr Cooper, the Head of Wigan House, said the gig had a twofold purpose: “It allowed the boys to have a good time whilst putting something back by raising money for a really worthwhile cause.”

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Bolton School Wigan House charity gig

Over 100 Wigan House pupils attended the lunchtime gig

Bolton School Wigan House charity gig

The gig raised £120 for charity

Bolton School Wigan House charity gig