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Non-Uniform Day Benefits One Step

Monday, 28 May 2012

A non-uniform day in Bolton School Girls' Division has raised £660 for One Step.  The local charity was set up in February of this year and supports families when someone is diagnosed with cancer. Volunteers from the charity assess individual needs and then offer appropriate help to that family.

Sam Allardyce, the West Ham football manager and former Bolton Wanderers player and manager, is the official patron of the charity and he came into Bolton School to thank the girls for their efforts. He said: "I know some of the volunteers at One Step. It is a relatively new charity so I hope it grows in the years to come. I am full of admiration for the work they do."

Accompanying "Big Sam" were Wendy Nissen and Deborah Braithwaite of One Step and Dr Clare Haslam, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Dr Haslam has benefitted from the charity as she receives help with her childcare whilst she recovers from chemotherapy.

Wendy said: "We are a relatively new charity but we already have fifteen volunteers and they have helped a number of local families through what is a very difficult time. We are delighted that the Girls' Division has chosen to donate their money to our cause."

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Year 7 girls present a cheque to Sam Allardyce, patron of One Step

Four Year 7 girls present a cheque for £660 to Sam Allardyce, Wendy Nissen and Deborah Braithwaite of One Step and to Dr Clare Haslam