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THE BOLTON COMMUNITY
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust
We are very proud to be partners with this wonderful organisation
As proud founders of our Remembrance Group, we would like to inform you of some very good news!
We were recently approached by BWFC / Bolton Wanderers Community Trust as they had been made aware of our recently formed group.
We were invited to the Bolton Whites Hotel for a meeting with Paul Holliday & Phil Mason in which Al, Ste & myself attended, they were very keen to find out more about us and they were quite impressed when we told them the reasons why we formed the group and what our future plans were, including our forthcoming Remembrance Night in March.
We explained we will be donating to local charities of the groups’ choice for each event we hold and our awards and tributes for our annual events with this year’s chosen charities being Bolton Hospice, Bolton Transplant & Whysup.
The first year has been about setting the group up, we have also sent wreaths and supported people including BWFC staff when they had not been paid for 6 weeks, we sent a small donation in ASDA vouchers, basically help to anyone associated with BWFC as we are all family.
Phil Mason who is head of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust is also the club Chaplain, going forward, he said they would like to offer their support to our group as well as The Chaplaincy service to individuals & families who may feel the need for support in times of stress or bereavement, We have also agreed to have BWCT as one of our chosen charities for each event from our 2020 events with two local Bolton charities of our choice to offer our support in return.
They have also said they would like to put an article about our group in a match day program in the near future.
We thanked them sincerely and said it was an honour to work in association with BWCT.
I’m sure you will all agree that this is fantastic news for our group
Any information about BWCT can be found here https://bwct.org.uk/
thankyou from bwfc.....
Message of Sharon Brittan Chairman Bwfc (April 2021)
Thank you very much for your email which Paul Holliday forwarded to me.
I hope you and your family are keeping well.
Thank you very much for sharing the exciting news about the Drop-In Centre which the Bolton Wanderers Remembrance Group will be opening soon.
I have to say that this is a wonderful idea and reflects the excellent work the Group does for the Bolton Family.
At this moment in time, I am unable to commit to any dates because of my involvement in other projects, but I will most certainly look forward to visiting the Drop-In centre at some point in the future to see at close hand how you are helping the community.
In the meantime, our Head of the Community Trust Phil Mason, would be honoured to represent the club and myself in officially opening the centre.
Also, thank you for your kind invite to your event on 25 September. Again, this is something I will have to get back to you about.
I am very grateful for the invitations and I wish you and the group all the very best.
Message of Phil Mason Bwfc (April 2021)
I just want to thank you for all the support you are giving to the work of the Community Trust. Below is the press release and the link to the Community Trust Impact report for last year. As you will be aware it has been a tough year for the charity and funding has been a challenge. Last year we did not ask for many contributions as we realised it was tough for everyone. I have very much appreciated your personal support over this time and look forward to strengthening our partnership.
I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the report. Please feel free to share far and wide.
Press Information: Friday 9 April 2021
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust releases Impact Report
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust is delighted to release their Impact Report for 2020, which highlights the fantastic work that their staff have carried out across Bolton to support the community over the last 12 months amidst a global pandemic.
Using sport and positive engagement, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust provides quality experiences to the wider community of Bolton, focusing on narrowing the gap of disadvantage in Health, Education, Disability and Inclusion.
On the release of the Report, Bolton Wanderers Football Club Chairman Sharon Brittan said: “Bolton Wanderers Community Trust has once again adapted and continued to provide support to the most vulnerable people of Bolton so that they don’t unduly suffer as a consequence of isolation or financial challenges resulting from the pandemic.
“They have shown incredible resilience and flexibility during this time and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team for all they have carried out in our community and our town on behalf of Bolton Wanderers. This is a true testament to what we stand for as One Club, One Community, One Town.
“I hope you enjoy reading the pages of this report and I wish to encourage you to support the Community Trust in any way you can.”
Speaking about the past 12 months, Head of Community, Phil Mason, said: “It has been a challenging year for everyone and as a charity we have adapted to support the community and the urgent needs that have become more acute during the pandemic. This would not be possible if it was not for a dedicated trustee, staff and volunteer team and for the support we receive from funders and partners.”
To view the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust Impact Report please click here
For further information, please contact BWFC Head of Marketing and Communications Paul Holliday on 07866 562998
Thanks as ever,