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Bolton Lads and Girls Club is the biggest youth centre in the UK and offers a wide range of services from it's state of the art premises in the heart of the town. The club is a registered charity and welcomes young people aged 8-21.

"A state of the art facility offering young people across Bolton a safe, fun and exciting place to be"


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Bolton Lads and Girls Club is a registered charity and the biggest youth centre in the UK. The club is based right in the heart of the town centre and open 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. It welcomes all young people between the ages of 8 and 21 years old.

Bolton Lads Club was originally founded in 1889 by a group of local businessmen who wanted to provide somewhere safe for young mill workers to spend their free time. The club has since grown to employ over 50 staff and is supported by over 400 volunteers, all of whom have made Bolton Lads and Girls Club the leading youth centre in the country.

The club moved to its state of the art new home on Spa Road in 2002, a facility that cost £5 million. The building is fresh, modern, exciting and above all, fit for purpose. As well as offering a 7 night a week youth club service, the club now provides dozens of new projects for Bolton's young people including mentoring, sport, Pathways 2 Success, residentials and outreach.


Youth Club

As the biggest youth centre in the UK, Bolton Lads and Girls Club's youth club is at the centre of everything they do. The youth club is open 7 nights a week and welcomes any young person between the ages of 8 and 21.

The youth club has over 3000 members and is split into four different sessions: senior club, junior club, deaf group and independence group.

Every session is staffed by a team of highly professional, experienced youth workers and volunteers. These members of staff are passionate about providing a safe, friendly and positive environment for all members of the club.


The Mentoring Project

The Mentoring Project has been one of the most successful services provided by Bolton Lads and Girls Club. It was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, the Cabinet Office "Gold Star" status and "Approved Provider" status by the National Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

The project's aim is to link young people who are classed as vulnerable and at risk with a volunteer mentor who will befriend, support and build a trusting relationship with them. The mentor will be a positive role model and somebody that the young person can turn to in total confidence.

Mentoring can offer a real solution to a number of issues that young people face today, from not attending school to experimenting with drugs or getting involved in criminal activity. Mentors meet with their young person around once a week for 12 months, during which time they will offer motivation and encouragement as as well as boosting self-confidence.


Outreach and Detached Work

Bolton Lads and Girls Club undertakes estate-based work in some of Bolton's most deprived communities, hitting the streets every evening of the week and during school holidays.

Young people can often be unwilling or reluctant to access the fantastic facilities available in the Bolton area, due to a lack of social skills and difficulties participating in a structured environment. This results in large numbers of young peple congregating on the streets with nothing positive to do, which can cause stress for local residents and even lead to anti-social behaviour.

To tackle this problem, a team of experienced youth workers from Bolton Lads and Girls Club go out onto the streets to engage with these young people. This environment is an informal setting to offer positive activities and opportunities such as residentials, drugs and alcohol awareness, sexual health education and support with further education and job skills.


Fundraising

Whilst Bolton Lads and Girls Club is an outstanding facility that offers superb services for young people across the area, it's also important to remember that it is also a registered charity.

It costs over £2.5 million to keep the club open for a year and this money is raised in a number of ways, from large funding bids to the 40p charge per visit for members.

There are a variety of ways that you can get involved with fundraising for Bolton Lads and Girls Club, from grants and trusts to organising your own event! For more information about fundraising please call Bolton Lads and Girls Club using the details below.


Contact Details

18 Spa Road,
Bolton
BL1 4AG

(01204) 540100

 

latest reviews

In February 2013, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

They offer a fantastic service for all young people from 8-21 and are fully inclusive. There are so many opportunities for the young people to get involved in and they really know how to ensure they provide a safe environment,

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In May 2012, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Being a Bolton company it is really important that we are involved with charities on our door step and address problems here at home. We were so impressed by the facilities and services available to young people at the BLGC. The approach taken by the club is supportive to those who need it most and make vulnerable young people see that they do have potential and are not a burden. When they have nowhere else to turn they can go to the BLGC. Charity begins at home and Bolton is our home town so what better than to support and encourage young people at BLGC and become a Patron, have fun along the way and feel a sense of pride at your achievements. We all have busy lives and commitments but to take a little time out to use your business skills and energy to give something back

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In May 2012, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

I see the work that BLGC carries out with local children as absolutely vital. Whilst many users of the Club simply go there to enjoy the great facilities in a safe and friendly environment there is still a large number who depend on the Club as a safety net to pick up where society has let them down. There is a misconception in the Bolton area that the Club is wholly funded by the government and local authority and whilst it does receive some assistance the vast majority of the costs are covered by charitable donations. It is therefore imperative that business’s like Sharples get involved in any way they can to ensure this amazing facility stays open and is able to meet the needs of these vulnerable kids. You have nothing to lose becoming a patron and so much to gain. By doing the right thing you get access to a fantastic network of local likeminded business people who want to make a difference by having fun. The clubs business community also works well together and many strong relationships have been formed over a meal, drink or bike ride.

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In April 2012, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

I have attended a number of networking events at BLGC and found them a really useful opportunity to meet up with business colleagues and friends as well as meet new people and make introductions. The events are always extremely professionally managed and the presentations useful, and informative. I wouldn't miss them for anything now!

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In April 2012, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

I went along to the holiday club and it was really good. I made some new friends. I really liked the football and playing pool.

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In April 2012, said about Bolton Lads and Girls Club

I recently used Bolton Lads and Girls Club for the first time for childcare for my 11 year old. The childcare was during the school holidays and was a bargain at only £5 by booking in advance as part of their early bird booking. The care itself I found to be excellent, my son had an excellent time with lots of sports on offer and he was in heaven being allowed to play as much football as he liked. After the first day, my son had a little bit of an issue with another boy there and I spoke to one of the members of staff and I was impressed with the excellent way they dealt with things and we had no further issues and my son is looking forward to going back in the summer.

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Summer of Sports

Summer of Sports

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are holding an amazing club for children with complex needs and disabilities

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Football and Goalkeeping Camp!

Football and Goalkeeping Camp!

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Come along to Bolton Lads and Girls club and improve your skills at this amazing camp!

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BLGC Business Breakfasts

BLGC Business Breakfasts

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Want a chance to network whilst having breakfast? Come along and meet new contacts.

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Bavarian Bier Fest

Bavarian Bier Fest

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You're invited to join Bolton Lads and Girls Club for their annual Bavarian Bier Fest

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What's happening at Bolton Lads and Girls Club this summer?

What's happening at Bolton Lads and Girls Club this summer?

  • 17th July 2014
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are once again running their terrific holiday club over the summer holidays and children are able to attend from just £5 per day.

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Make a difference and leave a lasting legacy to a young person’s life

Make a difference and leave a lasting legacy to a young person’s life

  • 14th April 2014
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Over the past two years the Bolton Atlantic Team have been raising vital funds and awareness to support Bolton Lads and Girls Club’s Junior Mentoring project....

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Donate, don’t dump this Christmas

Donate, don’t dump this Christmas

  • 15th November 2013
  • Author: Gaynor R
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It's the time of year when we fill our wardrobe with new clothes and the children get brand new toys, but don't throw out the old, give them to a good cause such as Bolton Lads and Girls Club, Bolton Hospice and the many other Bolton Charities that need your support.

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Childcare in Bolton Christmas 2013

Childcare in Bolton Christmas 2013

  • 11th November 2013
  • Author: Ellie B
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I know we'd all love to spend time off with the children but if you have to work and if you’re in need of some childcare whilst you’re working during the Christmas holidays then read on.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY TO A YOUNG PERSON’S LIFE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY TO A YOUNG PERSON’S LIFE

  • 22nd October 2013
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club is encouraging local people to get involved and help make a difference to the lives of young people.

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Holiday Club is running again this October

Bolton Lads and Girls Club Holiday Club is running again this October

  • 13th September 2013
  • Author: Rachel B
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are running their fabulous holiday club this October, with delicious food on the menu and action packed activities planned.

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Charity Shop desperately need donations of summer clothes and furniture

Bolton Lads and Girls Club Charity Shop desperately need donations of summer clothes and furniture

  • 18th July 2013
  • Author: Rachel B
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Are you embarrassed to invite guests around for a BBQ this summer because your house is full of unloved items?...

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Summer Club, has tons of fun activities for 8-12 year olds in summer 2013

Bolton Lads and Girls Club Summer Club, has tons of fun activities for 8-12 year olds in summer 2013

  • 21st June 2013
  • Author: Rachel B
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8-12 year olds will love Bolton Lads and Girls Club Summer Holiday Club....

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Exciting May Half Term Holiday Club at Bolton Lads and Girls Club

Exciting May Half Term Holiday Club at Bolton Lads and Girls Club

  • 19th April 2013
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Places are filling up fast for Bolton Lads and Girls Club May Half Term holiday club....

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Vote for Bolton Lads and Girls Club to win the Inspiring Enterprise Programme

Vote for Bolton Lads and Girls Club to win the Inspiring Enterprise Programme

  • 16th April 2013
  • Author: Rachel B
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club need your help....

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club Looking For Donations & Volunteers For The Relaunch Of Their Charity Shop

Bolton Lads & Girls Club Looking For Donations & Volunteers For The Relaunch Of Their Charity Shop

  • 7th January 2013
  • Author: Grant K
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The Bolton Lads & Girls Club is renowned throughout the UK, not only for providing a fantastic service, but also for their inspired and unique fundraising efforts....

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Introducing Bolton Lads & Girls Club's Latest Fundraising Mission: 'Man Vs. Mountain'

Introducing Bolton Lads & Girls Club's Latest Fundraising Mission: 'Man Vs. Mountain'

  • 27th November 2012
  • Author: Grant K
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They're known for their bold fundraising attempts and for pushing the boundaries of those supporting them, and Bolton Lads & Girls Club are doing once again with their 'Man Vs....

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Two Very Different Events, One Goal

Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Two Very Different Events, One Goal

  • 5th November 2012
  • Author: Grant K
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Fundraising is an essential activity for any charity, and leading the way in innovation and ingenuity has to be Bolton Lads & Girls Club....

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club Beer Festival 2012 A Corking Success

Bolton Lads & Girls Club Beer Festival 2012 A Corking Success

  • 1st November 2012
  • Author: Grant K
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It's a popular event on the Bolton calender, and, once again, the Beer Festival in aid of the Bolton Lads & Girls Club was a huge success....

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A Bit Of Bavaria Is Heading To Bolton This October To Raise Funds For Bolton Lads & Girls Club

A Bit Of Bavaria Is Heading To Bolton This October To Raise Funds For Bolton Lads & Girls Club

  • 20th September 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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It's a 16 day festival of drinking, eating and merriment where around 5 million people gather in Munich to celebrate, well, nothing in particular....

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club Need Your Help Make A Lasting Legacy

Bolton Lads & Girls Club Need Your Help Make A Lasting Legacy

  • 19th September 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club, the largest youth centre in the UK, has been helping the young people in Bolton for over 20 years now....

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It's Been A Busy Month For The Bolton Lads & Girls Club

It's Been A Busy Month For The Bolton Lads & Girls Club

  • 17th September 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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There is always so much going on at the Bolton Lads & Girls club, and the previous month has been no exception....

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Ever Wanted To Go Hunting Without The Danger? Clay Pigeon Shooting By The Victoria Inn & Bolton Lads & Girls Club Is Perfect For You

Ever Wanted To Go Hunting Without The Danger? Clay Pigeon Shooting By The Victoria Inn & Bolton Lads & Girls Club Is Perfect For You

  • 8th August 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Clay pigeon shooting is something that many people want to do (especially with publicity it has got from the Olympics), but it's seen as too difficult to organise....

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club are on the lookout for brave soles to take part in an amazing fundraising feet!

Bolton Lads & Girls Club are on the lookout for brave soles to take part in an amazing fundraising feet!

  • 23rd July 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Well if you love a challenge with a difference, your time may well just have come....

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A Day At The Races With A Difference and supporting Bolton Lads and Girls Club too

  • 25th June 2012
  • Author: Grant K
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club are hosting a Day At The Races, at Haydock Park....

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Bolton Beer Festival Set To Return in Support of Bolton Lads and Girls Club

  • 14th June 2012
  • Author: Grant K
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The Bolton Beer Festival is set to return for it's 19th year, with dates being confirmed for the 10th - 13th October....

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Euro 2012 England V France in Support of Bolton Lads and Girls Club

  • 15th May 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Euro 2012 will soon be happening and what better place to watch England V France that at the Lion of Vienna Suite, Supporting Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

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Fancy joining a group of Bolton Lads and Girls Club Supporters reach the top of Kilimanjaro ?

  • 21st March 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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How about this for a challenge, do you fancy climbing up Kilimanjaro to support Bolton Lads and Girls Club?...

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Passport to Work, Bolton Lads and Girls Clubs innovative programme designed to empower young people

  • 7th March 2012
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Passport to Work is an innovative programme designed by the Club'€™s dedicated Enterprise Team to empower young people, aged 14 upward, with the skills to give them a better chance of gaining and maintaining employment in today'€™s competitive environment.

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Support Bolton Lads and Girls Club at Harvey Nichols

  • 29th November 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club invite you to one of their extra special fundraising events at Harvey Nichols in Manchester

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Gourmet Evening at Harvey Nichols Supporting Bolton Lads and Girls Club

  • 11th November 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club invite you to support them at an evening of fine dining at a gourmet evening at Harvey Nichols restaurant on Sunday 4th December

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Raise In Excess Of £38,000 at Bolton Beer Festival and Have A Special Offer For Next Years Sponsors!

  • 31st October 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are pleased to announce that in excess of £38,000 was raised for the club at the Bolton Beer Festival 2011....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Business Networking Breakfast 8th December 2011

  • 31st October 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Invite you to their next networking event on Thursday 8th December....

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Bolton Beer Festival Supporting Bolton Lads and Girls Club is Back for 2011

  • 3rd October 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton'€™s Biggest Bash - the Bolton Beer Festival - returns this year at Bolton Rugby Club from Wednesday 12th '€“ Saturday 15th October with all profits raised going straight to Bolton Lads and Girls Club and

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Halloween Ball

  • 13th September 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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If you are looking for a fantastic night out this Halloween, why not come along to Bolton Lads and Girls Club Halloween Ball on Saturday 29th October at DeVere Whites Hotel....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Charity Shop Needs Volunteers – can you help?

  • 8th September 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club have opened a new charity shop in Bolton town centre and are appealing for donations of items to keep the shop fully stocked and also volunteers who can spare a few hours each week to staff the shop.

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Bolton Lads & Girls Club has teamed up with Betfred to offer you an event not to be missed!

  • 2nd August 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club have teamed up with BETFRED for a day at Haydock Park Races and have invite local Bolton businesses to enjoy some fantastic corporate hospitality and help raise money for a Mentoring Project at the club.

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Sharing Some Great Success Stories

  • 6th July 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls, a fantastic local Bolton charity are again celebrating some successes and would like to share them with you.

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Fantastic Opportunity For Your Staff With Bolton Lads and Girls Club National Citizen Service

  • 18th June 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are offering a fantastic opportunity for you and your staff....

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BOLTON LADS & GIRLS CLUB PICKS UP ANOTHER TOP NATIONAL AWARD

  • 14th June 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are pleased to announce that they have won a prestigious accolage at The Charity Awards 2011....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club 'Helping Hands' Would Your Business Like To Be Involved?

  • 14th June 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Since its launch earlier this year, the Bolton Lads & Girls Club '€˜Helping Hands'€™ appeal has enjoyed considerable success through the support of numerous local companies....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Reach Semi Finals Of National Lottery Awards and Need Your Vote!

  • 31st May 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club have reached the semi finals of the National Lottery Awards for their 'Young Leaders Project' This is a really exciting time and may mean they feature on the BBC One Show....

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Krypton Factor Team Building Event Supporting Bolton Lads and Girls Club

  • 31st March 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club are giving you the opportunity to do some real team building in your business while at the same time supporting a great local cause....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club Launch The National Citizen Service NorthWest

  • 22nd March 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are excited to announce they have been chosen as one of only 12 centres across the UK to deliver the coalition governments National Citizen Service for young people aged 15-16 in Bolton.

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are sharing good news!

  • 23rd February 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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Bolton Lads and Girls Club are a fantastic local charity and do some amazing work with the young people of our town....

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Bolton Lads and Girls Club and DRL Staff Need Your Help

  • 2nd February 2011
  • Author: Gaynor R
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DRL Limited are soon to be doing a charity walk in aid of Bolton Lads and Girls Club and are hosting Bolton's Got Talent to fund raise for the event....

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    18 Spa Road,
    Bolton
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    • Charity Awards Winner 2011
      Charity Awards Winner 2011
    • Queens Award For Voluntary Service For Mentoring
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