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ALL DONATIONS GOTO HELPING

THE BOLTON COMMUNITY

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05.02.2022

These are the Wanderers kits that have just arrived in Mauritania, along with lots of other stuff that we have donated.

They will all be kept seperate until we get there for a formal handover and presentation on behalf of the BWRG.

More photos to follow... BWRG is officially GLOBAL !

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30.01.2022

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Robert Houghton has accepted our invitation to become and Honorary President of the BWRG.

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09.01.2022

Please take the time to read this post we have added Stopknifecrime Bolton to our ever growing list of people we support to our group these people deserve the upmost respect for what they are trying to do for the people of Bolton and surrounding areas as you all know a member of our group lost his 15 year old son due to knife crime so please share this read up on it and support there cause I have set up a go fund page and we as a group will be donating towards this to get Knife bins around our town currently there is only one at Manchester road police station and a lot of people are afraid of going to the police if anyone as a private car park or space where one of these bins can be placed go to there facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/BOLTONLADS and contact an admin all funds raised will go to buying these bins and will support our community the go funding page is at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/allan-mather...

 

Please help these wonderful people with a great cause xx

Has anyone with a private Car Park or a Business with a private front garden that we could possibly help us please for our first Knife Bin?

It will be emptied/checked on daily & Bolted to the floor! You will be invited to be a sponsor with no charge!

We have 3 days to find a location!

Also if anyone has any working email addresses for Bolton Council please feel free to inbox them us, ones we use must not be checked!

34 Knives in 28Days!!!

We are making this change happen guys lets goooo!!

This is the full team as it stands guys so if anyone tries saying hey tare staff and are not on this list please let us know!! Feel free to add them guys!!

James SkcBolton – Gaffer/Main Founder

William Skcbolton – Co-Founder/Field Manager

Nicole Skcbolton – Co-Founder/Administration Manager

Carter Skcbolton – Co-Founder/Counsellor/Youth Support Network Manager

Louise Skc Bolton – Administration Staff

Jade Skcbolton – Youth Support Team Staff

Blake Skcbolton – On Field Team Leader

Anthony Skcbolton – On Field Staff

Printers

KC Printing

Sams Amazing Makes & More

Streamline Printing and Embroidering

Sponsors

Gordon Thomas

EcoWarm Windows

Bolton carpet cleaning Hire & Cleaning Services

CJW Locksmiths

Regal Rentals & Property Management Ltd

Steve Bell Driving School

PG Driving

Bolton Motorsports

Sue Hall school of motoring

https://www.facebook.com/BOLTONLADS

Anyone wishing to sponsor this cause please contact an admin on there facebook page.

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07/10/21

NEW ADMINS TO THE TEAM

Peter Bond

Andrew Bowling

01/10/21

OUR ANNUAL EVENT CAN BE REVIEWED

Click the button below to go there

16/08/21

 YOUR "DROP IN CENTRE" UPDATE

Our drop in centre will be open to the public and community on the 2nd of September 2021 at 10am we will be opening each Thursday every week to start with and dependant on popularity and attendance numbers we will extend this to a Tuesday also.

Keep checking the website for further updates.

We are looking for 2 volunteers to start with to serve brews and welcome people in, chatting to make you feel at ease, if you can assist please direct message myself Al Mather or Steve Hague.

Our professional support resource for the 2nd September will be WHYSUP who cover a wide range of services ie Addiction, Bereavement etc.. and have many contacts throughout the full spectrum of issues people may experience, remember we will be there to help even if its just for a chat and a brew, pop in and see us all are welcome.

We cannot do this on our own there will be ex players popping in and hopefully many wanderers fans to help us grow and help our own.

This service will cost us a few £'s to keep going so any donations be it small or large would be gratefully received, please contact Steve Hague for further details.

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31/07/21

DROP IN CENTRE OPEN & LAUNCH

We officially launched our drop in centre on the 31st of July and presented much needed funds to our deserved charites, heres a seletion of images from the day enjoy..

05/07/21

21/22 SEASON UPDATE 

This season we are planning on running away day transport to games to raise money for the group the plan is to have selected ex players for chosen games and to have a breakfast stop (for long journeys) and a stop for a few beers on the way back if anyone is interested in this please leave your name in the comments so we can generate a list there will be a separate post for each game and a non-refundable deposit will be required for each game.
Refreshments allowed and toilets on transport.
For any questions please dm me or lol Catterall Thanks
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All comments must be placed in Bolton Wanderers remembrance group and We Are The One And Only Wanderers on Facebook.

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28/06/21

BWRG TEAM- UPDATE 

Today we invited on board a young man who is a superb fit for our role as a youth ambassador for our group.
Mr Marcus White works very hard for our group and has a heart of gold its also very fitting as Packy is his Grandad.
Welcome on board mate a brilliant addition.

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18/06/21

POLITE NOTICE

The group as now got to the stage where we are inundated with requests for help and for family members to be inducted on our flags etc…..

It’s got to the point where my phone is ringing at 4am in the morning with people asking for help we as a group will always be here for our own and are proud and honoured to do so, we are now in partnership with professional people who can help with all kinds of areas be it depression, addictions, mental health bereavement, courses and once our drop in centre is open after the restrictions that will be another string to our bow.

What we have had to do is create an online form for people to contact us for any help they may need requests etc so please go to the following link and let us know what it is you require you all know what we do we promise a admin will get back to you asap please don’t ring unless it is between 9 am – 16.00.

Also the group needs donations be it joining our official membership scheme, doing sponsored events, memorabilia donations or just cash donations again you can do this by going to our web site as I have said what we do now is massive and the cost to run is growing daily.

The links are below

Web site – www.bwfcrg.co.uk

Contact Form – www.bwfcrg.co.uk/requests

Donation Page – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bwrg?utm_term=mWmjEQn9E

E-MAIL – contact@bwfcrg.co.cuk

 

Al Mather (Founder)

Our latest promotional video for the upcoming Remembrance event September 25th 2021.

Appearances from ex-players and their great support as always.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

24/06/21

BWFC 21/22 SEASON FIXTURES 

Next season fixtures below :

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18/06/21

ANNOUNCEMENT

Over the last 12 months after inviting a young man to join us I have been so impressed with his attitude and the size of his heart with all he does for the people of our town and community he works tirelessly for our group and never stops added to that he as raised thousands of pounds for charity in the name of his uncle and grandad.

Kelby Makin is now Vice President of BWRG and in charge of the sponsorship and merchandise side of the group.

Al Mather (Founder)

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28/06/21

ANDY WALLACE MEMORIAL DAY - PHOTOGRAPHS 

Photographs from the Andy Wallace Memorial event (2nd half coverage and after) are now ready to view / purchase prints.

All taken by our very own photographer & fellow admin, (David Southern aka @photomyself) with every purchase a donation going towards our cause.

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Please note :

Each photo has a filename PHO_xxxx please quote this with name and size of photograph(s) you require.

Payment can be made by paypal or bank transfer and will be confirmed once contacted by completing the email form accessible here :

 

https://www.bwfcrg.co.uk/contact

Any photos that require any special effects / photoshopping please advise and are £5 per image to edit again with donations sent to our cause.

Standard photo print sizes / prices

6x4 (10x15cm) =£3.50

7x5 (13x18cm) =£4.50

8x6 (15x20cm) =£5.00

A4 (21x30cm) =£7.00

On a final note if you require a larger size print or canvas prints etc please advise.

Thankyou

26/06/21

ANDY WALLACE MEMORIAL DAY - UPDATE 

What a fantastic day for Andy Wallace's Memorial and day added to that funds raised to help our own, one town one club one community.

Thank you to Atherton Colls for there wonderful hospitality to Gary Henshaw for his continued support and managing the BWRG team, to Neil Fisher and Mick Bennett for playing to Paul Holliday for the signed shirt, to Sam D'Auvin for his superb hosting to Mark Gibbons Cath Gibbons and Peter Bond for the turnstyles and all the volunteers and donater's.

The Biggest thank you has to go to Kelby Makin and his lovely family Mandy Makin Ne Wallace and her crew worked tirelessly paying tribute to Mr Andy Wallace. Thanks to Carl Grundy for the bouncy castle and all his support. Thank you to the officials the teams and all the spectators there must have been 400 - 500 who came to support Andy and our wonderful charity's, most of all to Kelby Makin, Steve Hague, Nicola Girling, Mark Gibbons admins who made the effort for this group and our people.

Much Love to you all One Club One Town One Community O.I.N.O

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On Saturday the 17th of April at the Vulcan pub together with some BWFC ex-players (Tony Kelly, John Mcginlay, Gary Henshaw to name but a few)  also our very own team we did what we do best and donated 3 large cheques to a few of our closest charities, BWCT (Bolton Wanderers Community Trust) WHYSUP LTD and Bolton Hospice. See photos below. Remember we could not do this without the fantastic support from you and our community. Thankyou all. 

Message of Sharon Brittan  Chairman Bwfc (April 2021)

Dear Al,

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.

Yours sincerely,

Sharon Brittan

Chairman, BWFC

Some great feedback from a fellow supporter :

Name: Mark Heys

 

Subject / Email Reason: Drop In

Message : Hi guys, Just want to wish you the very best of luck with your new venture at the Vulcan.

I think it is a superb idea In bringing everyone in the community together and I hope it will be a tremendous success. As someone who has needed mental health/support services and has been a season ticket holder at Bwfc for many years as well as an official club match day programme contributor for 14 years up until 2019, I am fully in support of combining community support and football and once lockdown is lifted it'll be great to meet a few fellow fans, especially as I'm in the process of moving down the road from the Vulcan.

All the best to you and keep up the fantastic work that you do. It is great to have the community feel back at Bwfc especially after the Ken Anderson fiasco. Hopefully we will celebrate promotion in a few weeks.

 

Best wishes Mark

Another unbelievable gesture of one of our own Mr Trevor "Sumo" Morgan has donated his match worn shirt from the sherpa final @ Wembley, These ex players of ours will never be matched, much love respect and thanks xx

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Happy St Georges day from all of us at BWRG

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23/04/21

 

Today we announced the Super John Mcginlay 2021 Annual Golf Tournament more details visit our dedicated event page HERE

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Long shot this, As you all know Tony Kelly came up with idea of a drop in centre for our group our main aim is to get the family feeling back in our club & community. What we are looking for is a sponsor or someone who will sort us with a mini bus to help us collect and take home people initially to start it will be Tuesdays & Thursdays another added bonus will be putting our logo on the bus and any sponsors who would help. Any ideas or help please contact me on here or via www.bwfcrg.co.uk

 

Thank You. Al Mather

Andy Wallace Memorial Day, Saturday 26th June 2021

Come and join us... Further details below : 

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One of our own and sponsor "Finder Guru" together with ourselves  BWRG Reunite BWFC Fans Just In Time For Promotion Match, read this fantastic story by accessing the link below : 

LINK TO STORY / WRITEUP

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Today I (Al Mather) asked Steve “Haguey” Hague to become a president of our ever growing group alongside Tony Kelly & John McGinlay and he has accepted.
Steve works non stop for the group and would do anything for anybody and always as a smile on his face, to say he as been through the mill is an understatement and what he is achieved and where he is today is a credit to anyone, Thank you for all you do Haguey,, it is appreciated My Brother. xx

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As you know we are always striving to help and support people, Tony Kelly came up with the idea of a drop-in centre quite a while ago, as you all know Tony as always been here for the Bolton Community and works tirelessly for our group, we are proud to have him as our president, Tony has also said he will be hands on and there will be lots of ex - players popping in. We have been working behind the scenes to get this all sorted, we are proud to announce we now have everything in place and we will be opening as soon as Boris gives the go ahead. Initially we plan to open 10-3 Tuesday & Thursday and our aim is to get professional people to visit to help with Bereavement, Mental Health, Addiction, Care and just a friendly face for people who are down or want to see a friendly face or even just pop in for a brew and a sandwich and have a chin wag, we also plan to visit people in need over Christmas with gifts and try to support with foodbanks etc through the year. Carl at The Vulcan as give us the premises free of charge and will be supplying Brews you can also have a pint when Covid’s over so ideal, a big shout out to Carl again a massive supporter of the group, we are proud to announce the Vulcan is now the home of Bolton Wanderers Remembrance Group. We are looking for some volunteers to spare some time twice a week to help with the running meet and greet, chat etc if your interested let me know via the web site www.bwfcrg.co.uk or in the comments and I will be in touch. Together we will bring the F (Family) back in to our club and our community, With Sharon Britton on board and her outlook Together we are stong. Al Mather

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Our Jeff Handler signed shirt and prize draw was completed last night and the lucky winner of this stunning piece of memorabilia was ROB MARSDEN !!! congrats to you and all the other prize winners who took part in this recent competition ! 

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We also placed flowers remembering Frank in the remembrance area at the Bolton Wanderers FC stadiium.

Very sad to hear the news about Frank Worthington. A true Bolton legend who sadly & peacefully passed away yesterday in hospital with family by his side. Scoring on of our greatest ever goals.

RIP Frank from all of us at BWFCRG.

New website now launched and maintained by our administrator  David Southern (@Photomyself)  what a fantastic job he hs done..

Al (Founder)

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Another addition added to the team today Mr David Southern, David will be the groups Official Photographer and social media expert a very talented man and a great addition to the team.

Another addition added to the team today Mr David Southern, David will be the groups Official Photographer and social media expert a very talented man and a great addition to the team.

Our deepest Condolences and sympathy go to an ex Bwfc legend Mr Robbie Savage on the news of his father passing away rest in peace sir your in our thoughts.

Today we are proud to announce 4 ex Bwfc players and legends have accepted our invitation to become ambassadors.
Mr Mark Came, Mr Jeff Chandler, Mr Gary Henshaw & John Thomas all 4 lads our one of our own and a very proud addition to our ever growing group.

Our Goldline is now launched come and view under our competitions link above

New Q&A live streams have a look at out live streams link above or come join us live on facebook or you tube.

Happy new year and all the best for 2021 from everyone @ BWRG

We are proud to announce and welcome to our team, Mr Eddie Gilroy, a top lad & Bwfc Through & Through Welcome mate.

Tonight, we had an Admin meeting to discuss group matters and have all voted on the following.
Due to current events with covid we have decided to cancel the 2020 event and award our Yearly winners shields go to Legends = The 33, Outstanding contribution to Dave Ding Dong Do Higson and Andrew Bowling for outstanding contribution. 
As most of you know the event is our main source of income, hence running regular competitions, Selling Badges merchandise etc... so please try and support us in anyway you can we do appreciate it as do the families who benefit.
Thank You For Your Continued support
Al – Twiggy – Haguey – Kelby – Darren & Gibby xxxxxx

Today we went to present Tony Kelly the Memorial Bench, cheque and some gifts. all down to our groups and members whip round.
The Kelly family would like to pass their love, thanks and gratitude to all the Bolton Fans for their Generosity. They appreciate the love they have been shown during this hard and emotional time. Tony said please tell your members “Its heart warming all the love, support and Messages we have received and just goes to show that Bolton people are the best” I have said thank you a million times and it’s Still not enough”.

We also presented a little something to John Bowes a man who the group has lots of respect for, in memory of His Son Anthony “Bowesy” Bowes a top lad taken way too soon R.I.P & Sleep Tight Sir xx.
Also we would like to thank the Kelly family for the Gift of a picture of their Beautiful Mum, which will take pride of of place in my home. Their hospitality and welcome was second to none thank you very much.
All the Admins at Bwfc Remembrance Group would like to throw some love your way. Again the support you have shown us, since the group was formed in Memory of Alan “Packy” Parkin and what it Has grown into, It continues to grow and long may it continue.
Thank You.

It is with a very heavy heart we have to announce our president Mr Tony Kelly & his family lost their Mother today. Mrs Margaret Kelly, we all send our condolences to a man & his family we adore. God bless you all, sleep tight with the angels Mrs K XX
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​After our first event we would like to thank everyone who attended and making it the great success it was. keep your eyes peeled for our next event news, please also check our 2019 events page.
 
We Are now Proudly In Association with BWCT (Bolton Wanderers Community Trust) Please Visit thier website to see Everything they do for our community.  https://bwct.org.uk/