Today we are celebrating RandomActsofKindnessDay – with the focus to ‘Explore the Good’ and ‘Make Kindness the Norm’.
Covid-19 has showcased a year of fear and uncertainty; however, here at BLGC, we have received a vast increase in support from the local community since the pandemic struck, particularly towards our Emergency lock-down appeal.
We have seen so much kindness brought to our doors, especially in the times of crisis, our Patrons, Supporters, Volunteers and Staff members have all come together at a time when it’s needed the most.
Karen Edwards OBE, CEO of Bolton Lads & Girls Club said:
“We are so grateful to all of those who continue to support our efforts in helping our young people and families at a time when they need it the most.
The sense of community and the desire to help we have received from our Patrons, supporters and individuals in the community, has been overwhelming. In Bolton we are proud, and we want to help one another, that has been more than evident in the level of support we have received.
Thank you to every single person who has helped, as without all the generosity we have received, we wouldn’t be able to provide the emergency food, essential items and support that we have been able to so far to our families in crisis.”
Here we have listed the kind acts which have made a huge difference by helping thousands of young people and families.
The Community Champion – Emma Parkinson at Morrisons Atlas Mills, Chorley Old Road arranged for pizza making kits to be donated to Bolton Lads & Girls Club along with carrier bags and a huge food bank delivery.
Proud Patrons Cowgills have been integral into helping us fight poverty and have been supporting us in a variety of ways, including reaching out to their own clients and contacts for support including arranging hot meals with suppliers such as NutriBar, monetary donations and foods shop deliveries. In addition, they have set up a Just giving page and raise additional awareness across their social media. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far on their just giving page!
Firstcom Europe, formerly Telesis donated over 20 bags of shopping towards the Cowgills collections.
Nutribar have made 200 hot meals a week to help feed our families in need in Bolton.
Fresh Perspective Resourcing arranged for a ASDA shop to help us make up food hampers for our young people and families in need.
Carrs Pasties have been helping us to feed our young people and families by supplying hot food twice a week.
Booth Associates have paid for 100 hot meals for our young people which is happening every Monday and donated over 10 bags of warm clothes.
Sushma Snacks donate freshly made and hot 25 meals including halal options.
Gulnaz Brennan donated 40 Dignity Bags that will be provided to girls within our Empowher project as part of She Inspires Foundation..
Amico Café have provided Hot meals and Sandwiches for our children and reach even more families in-need across Bolton.
Park Cakes provide cake on a weekly basis.
Gee Tee’s have donated a variety of products towards our new “Grab & Go” Service.
Their donations have ensured we can keep our food and essential parcels stocked.
Vinai Patel, his family & friends have kindly raised money in honour of his mother and father to fund 10 tablets and 10 WIFI dongles for our Young Carers. This has helped by easing the effects of isolation they feel due to their caring responsibilities.
Our private donor Asha paid for 35 meals towards our Hot Food Service.
Spread Eagle Bromley Cross donated 10 DIY Pizza boxes and donate 50 meals each Friday.
Staff UK donated a £250 ASDA shop towards our essential food parcels.
J Dickinson donated a fruit hamper to be added a healthy option in 100 lunches.
Asda Middlebrook, Sainsbury’s Horwich and Aldi Horwich donated Food & Essential parcels towards our Emergency lock-down appeal.
Furthermore, our Amazing Patrons Eventura, Miller Goodall, Four Recruitment, ATEC, Bring Digital, Cowgills, UK Fast, Jeff Singleton and Stowe Family Law have all donated a HUGE amount towards our appeal.