Community review: February

Wanderers show their support for Winston's Wish and Marie Curie Cancer Care in the month of February

Bolton Wanderers were delighted to support Winston’s Wish, the leading childhood bereavement charity in the UK, during their week of its fundraising campaign the Great British Brekkie in February. 

Winston’s Wish called out across the country for families, friends, colleagues and classmates to join them and help raise £50,000 to support bereaved children by hosting a charity breakfast.

The organisation were Wanderers’ local charity of the year during the 2014/15 season, with players such as Barry Bannan and Dorian Dervite joining in the Brekkie fun to encourage sign-ups to take part in the Great British Brekkie.

Dervite said: “On behalf of the lads and Bolton Wanderers, we were more than happy to show our support for Winston’s Wish and the great work they do in helping to support families affected by childhood bereavement.”

Reviving the often forgotten breakfast tradition serves as a reminder that breakfast is an important meal helping everyone, including children, to have a more positive and proactive day. 

A nutritious and balanced breakfast provides the energy needed to embrace the morning by refuelling the body and brain and kick-starting the metabolism.

Raising a toast to the Great British Brekkie, Kathryn Leverett, Chief ‘Brekker’, said: “This was our third Winston’s Wish Great British Brekkie and the campaign grows and gets more exciting every year! 

“Every single penny counts and the money raised will make a life-changing difference to bereaved children, young people and their families.” 

Each year, Winston’s Wish supports over 30,000 bereaved children and young people through an array of dedicated services. 

These in-depth support programmes include support following death as a result of accident, illness, murder, manslaughter, suicide and also through military service.

For more information on Winston’s Wish and initiatives such as this, please visit

In conjunction with Wanderers’ home league clash with Watford on Valentine’s Day, the club once again lent its support to another important charity in the form of Marie Curie Cancer Care – the Whites’ associate charity for the season.

Alongside both managers wearing the instantly recognisable yellow daffodil pin badges to raise awareness, Bolton also provided Marie Curie with the opportunity to raise funds via a bucket collection in and around Macron Stadium.

To learn more about Marie Curie and the work which they do, please visit

Elsewhere, having joined the club on loan on deadline day from Sporting Lisbon, midfielder Simeon Slavchev took time out to participate in a Q&A session with the club's Institute of Sport students.

Talking about a number of topics within the game such as commercialisation and cheating amongst other subjects, the Bulgarian was welcomed by the young adults who held the workshop as part of their studies.

Click on the video player below to watch Simeon's visit.

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