Recently, while having a chat on twitter, I can across this fantastic charity in Bolton!
Introducing The Bolton Bulls Wheelchair Basketball Club (Registered Charity number 1057350). They are based at Smithills Sports Centre, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton and provide an opportunity for the wheelchair users of Bolton and the surrounding area’s the chance to get involved with sport which has proven benefits from both a social and health perspective. This doesn’t however; limit the charity only to involvement from the disabled community. Able bodied individuals who wish to get involved with a unique sporting opportunity for themselves are very much welcomed.
The charity has been running for approximately 30 years and costs approximately £5,000 a year to run in its most basic state. They are currently able to bring in around half of this cost from subscriptions paid by the members. However, this leaves us with an overall shortfall of approximately £2,500 per year which they have to raise through other means.
To date, they have run quiz nights, sponsored events, marathons, and raffles and have had some small amount of success with them. However, as you can imagine it is an on-going battle to provide finance. To this end we are continuously looking for partners to get involved with the charity in various fund-raising events.
They are currently in the process of putting together prizes for what we plan to be a significant raffle/auction event for which we're offering organisations/individuals to chance to make a donation. The event will be publicised through our various social media outlets (http://www.boltonbulls.com, Twitter and Facebook) and we are also in contact with members of the local media that we hope to obtain publicity with.
if you feel you can help this fantastic charity in Bolton continue their great work, drop Steve Aston a line at email@example.com
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