Bolton Lads & Girls Club, Two Very Different Events, One Goal
5th November 2012
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Bolton Lads & Girls Club is the biggest youth centre in the UK, offering a wide range of services from it's state of the art premises in the heart of the town to young people aged 8-21. It is a registered charity, and has no budget. Everything they do, all the great work in the local community, is undertaken thanks to the generosity of the public.

When it comes to fundraising, Bolton Lads & Girls Club really know what they're doing, whether it's scalling mountains or rowing across oceans. How could you not want to get involved? Especially with these two upcoming events.

In a fundraising first for the Club, they are on the lookout for brave soles to take part in an amazing fundraising feet (yes, the typos were done deliberately). And they have a group ready to take part. Now they're looking for donations and spectators.

On Thursday 8th November, the Club will host a fire walk to raise £5,000 for their Junior Club pick-up service. The twice weekly pick-up service ensures that youngsters aged 8-12 from Farnworth are brought to and from Junior Club safely so that they can enjoy the Club and its facilities without having to make the journey on their own – a journey that can often see them walk for miles.

Each step the brave volunteers take across the burning coals will enable at least 60 young people to benefit from a safe journey to and from the Club. Each participant will be required to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. And you can help them achieve this by visiting the Club's website. Our very own Karen Willcock of Bolton Therapy Centre is one brave, brave person taking part.

However, if risking your ability to walk isn't your idea of fun, how about something a little more sophisticated and a lot more delicious? In that case, you are invited to join the Club for their fine dining Gourmet Evening to be hosted on Sunday 2nd December at Harvey Nichols Manchester, in the luxurious surrounds of their Second Floor restaurant.

It's a chance to dine in one of Manchester's finest restaurants. Offering an unrivalled environment of cutting edge design, the Second Floor restaurant at Harvey Nichols Manchester is the city's ultimate dining destination, and for just £50, you can enjoy a three course meal, drink on arrival and panoramic views of Exchange Square.

Thanks to the £6,000 raised at last year's Gourmet Evening, six looked-after young people were able to benefit from the Club's award-winning Mentoring programme, providing them with one-to-one support from a mentor to help them overcome difficulties they may have been experiencing.

It's a fantastic evening, not to be missed, so get involved.

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