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Local children are happy to help

FOUR local schools helped Turton Rotary Club to another successful year with their shoebox scheme.

AnchorPupils from the schools are asked to fill boxes with items which will go to deprived children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

This year four schools took part and returned a bumper 220 boxes. The schools involved were St John's Bromley Cross, St Columbas Tonge Moor, Walmesley and Egerton Primary Schools.

David Magilton, chairman of Turton Rotary's International Committee, said: "We had another a terrific response from the children and the schools. They love helping to give deprived children something to open at Christmas.”

The shoeboxes were heading to Romania and the Ukraine and the 220 from Turton will add to the 55,000 shoeboxes that have been already collected and delivered.

Sleigh raises bumper amount of donations

TURTON Rotary Club is celebrating another bumper year of donations after it raised £7,666 on its Christmas sleigh appeal.

The club, in conjunction with Bolton-le-Moors Rotary Club, had a busy time during the festive fundraiser, which ran for four weeks in the lead up to Christmas.

Father Christmas and his sleigh, with the help of snowmen, toured the streets of north Bolton, handing out sweets and collecting donations and also made appearances at local supermarkets, where shoppers gave generously.

Peter Gaskell, the club president, said: “I am delighted with the generous response from the people of Bolton.

“A lot of hard work goes into making sure the sleigh is operational, and our members give up their time generously, but it is all worthwhile when you see the look of joy on the children’s faces.

“It has been another successful year with donations more than £1600 higher than last year. I can assure everyone that every penny collected will go towards worthy charities.”

The president added: “Thanks must be given to supermarkets Morrisons at Harwood, Asda at Astley Bridge, and the Co-operative and Sainsbury's supermarkets and Greenhalgh's bakery at Bromley Cross for allowing us to collect at their stores.

“We must not forget to thank our colleagues at the Rotary Club of Bolton-le-Moors for their help and assistance in what has proved to be a very successful collaboration. The money will be split between a range of local good causes and rotary charities.

“We also want to thank organisations for their help during the appeal, including the RRG Toyota group, which provided a vehicle to tow the sleigh, and the Last Drop Hotel for the use of its facilities.”

The Christmas Sleigh Appeal has been in operation for more than 20 years and has raised more than £260,000.

Anyone who has seen what the Rotary Club of Turton do at Christmas with the sleigh collections, and like what they see, then there is an open invitation to come and visit the club. They meet each Thursday at the Last Drop at 6pm or visit our website at www.turtonrotaryclub.org.uk to find out more about what we are about.

 

Sleigh set to bring Christmas cheer

 

TURTON Rotary Club's Christmas sleigh will be out and about North Bolton bringing Christmas cheer to children and adults alike.

Santa and his snowmen will once again tour the streets raising money for charity and the first outing is at Edgworth, on Friday, December 1, for the lights switch on.

President Peter Gaskell is hoping for another bumper year.

He said: "The sleigh is always popular as much with adults as the children. Our members, along with Bolton le Moors Rotary Club, will once again be on the streets and at local supermarkets raising money.

""The club's Christmas Sleigh Appeal has been in operation for many years, and we are very proud of the fact that nearly £280,000 has been raised in that time and we are hoping for another successful year.
"We must also thank RRG Bolton Toyota for the loan of their liveried car, plus local supermarkets Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and the Co-op for allowing us to collect outside their stores."

 

When Santa and his sleigh will be in your area

 

Friday December 1: Asda Astley Bridge 10am to 5.30pm

Friday December 1: St Annes Church Chapeltown Lights Switch On at Edgworth Barlow Institute 6pm


 

Saturday December 2: Morrisons Harwood 10am to 6pm


 

Sunday December 3: Co Op Bromley Cross 10am to 4pm


 

Monday December 4: Egerton Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Tuesday December 5: Oldhams Estate Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Wednesday December 6: Templecombe Drive Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Saturday December 9: Asda Astley Bridge 10am to 4.30pm


 

Sunday December 10: Sainsbury's Bromley Cross 11am to 5pm


 

Monday December 11: Hall'i'th Wood Estate 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Tuesday December 12: Turton Heights Area Bromley Cross 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Wednesday December 13: Bradshaw Meadows, Bradshaw Hall Drive Areas 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Saturday December 16: Sainsbury's Bromley Cross 10am to 6pm

 

Sunday December 17: Morrisons Harwood 10am-4pm

 

Monday December 18: Bromley Cross Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx


 

Tuesday December 19: Sharples, Holden Avenue Area 5.30pm to 8pm approx

 

Friday Dcember 22: Asda Astley Bridge: 10am-6pm


 

Saturday December 23: Morrisons Harwood 10am to 6pm

Turton Rotarians and managers at the Last Drop, Bromley Cross, are pictured in front of the charity wishing well which was cleaned and emptied and the collection raised £131.20. The well is situated in one of the forecourts of the hotel and has been a popular attraction and helped raise funds for many years.

 

Local children are happy to help

Six local schools helped Turton Rotary Club to another successful year with their shoebox scheme.

Pupils from the schools are asked to fill boxes with items which will go to deprived children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

Last year six schools took part and returned a bumper 320 boxes. The schools involved were St Brendans Harwood, Eagley Infants, St Johns Bromley Cross, St Columbas Tonge Moor, Walmesley and Egerton Primary Schools.

 

David Magilton, chairman of Turton Rotary's International Committee, said: "We had another a terrific response from the children and the schools. They love helping to give deprived children something to open at Christmas.


 

"Many of the boxes were decorated with good wishes from the children and I am sure they will be well received by their counterparts, who for many, it will be their only present this Christmas."

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