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Sixth Formers Lead Urban Outreach Campaign

Friday, 13 December 2013

Two Sixth Form teams of girls and boys are leading a campaign to raise funds to buy 600 Christmas puddings and 600 variety packs of biscuits. The provisions will then be contributed to Urban Outreach's campaign to put together 600 hampers for families in need this Christmas. Up to 2,000 people in and around Bolton will enjoy them, half of whom will be children.

The students are stretching their entrepreneurial muscles and minds as they undertake a wide range of activities, Apprentice-style. Two Sixth Form girls, Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell and Rachel Jones, widened the campaign when they appeared on Bolton FM to appeal to the people of Bolton to help out too. Donations (puddings of any size or shape and wrapped biscuits) can be left at the School and any local supermarkets willing to offer good deals on bulk purchases of puddings and biscuits were asked to contact campaign coordinator, Mrs Sophie Entwistle (sentwistle@boltonschool.org). At the same time, Mrs Entwistle was promoting the campaign on Tower FM.

The students, who are directing pupils' activities from across both the Junior and Senior Schools, have until the end of the day on Tuesday 17 December to reach their target.

The campaign follows on from earlier donations from the School to Urban Outreach after the Harvest Festival and Grub Tub collections.

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Rhiannon and Rachel at Bolton FM

Rachel and Rhiannon in the Bolton FM studio appealing to the community for help