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Christie Boost from Girls’ Christmas Fundraiser

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

  • Y10 Christie's Cheque Presentation - Cheque Handover
  • Y10 Christie's Cheque Presentation - Assembly with representative
  • Y10 Christie's Cheque Presentation - Assembly

Bolton School Year 10 girls’ Christmas Post, which sees Forms compete against one another to raise funds for charity, raised over £1,000 for the Christie Charitable Fund.  

A delighted Howard Newall, Community Fundraising Officer for Christie’s, collected a cheque for £1,354.83 in the Girls' Division morning assembly. Girls spoke about why they chose to give money to what is one of the largest cancer treatment centres in Europe and also recalled the Christmas Post experience and how it had ensured the Form worked together as a group and helped them develop their self-confidence. Advising those girls that will undertake the venture next Christmas, they said don’t worry about embarrassing yourself and sometimes the simpler ideas work best.

Mr Newall thanked the whole of the Girls’ Division and talked about how the Withington-based NHS hospital treats people from right across the North-West and from Yorkshire and Wales. He spoke about some of the things that fundraising was currently being used for at the world-renowned cancer treatment centre, including pioneering research, proton beam research, specialist cancer funds, Christie-centred patient research and interventional radiology. He also familiarised the girls with how funds had been used in the past to finance, amongst many other things, the teenage and young adult unit, the School of Oncology and the Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit.

You can read how the girls raised monies through the Christmas Post here.

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