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Community review: August

20 May 2015

The first installment of monthly overviews of the club's community efforts during the course of the 2014/15 season

With the curtain having been brought down on Wanderers' domestic campaign earlier this month, this also saw the conclusion of a season of hard work in and around Bolton and the surrounding communities.

Over the course of the coming weeks, there will be monthly overviews on offer of the Whites’ community activities and exploits, starting with August.

With Wanderers completing their pre-season schedule with the visit of Dutch outfit Vitesse to the then-newly named Macron Stadium, Sunday 3 August also saw the first of the club’s community activities take place.

Coupled with the Whites’ annual Family Fun Day, the first team squad paid a visit to Bolton Central prior to their fixture with Vitesse to meet and greet the club’s supporters.

Posing for photographs and signing autographs for those present, supporters were able to meet the squad as well as purchase the club’s brand new Macron home kit which was released that very morning.

The day itself was also a special one for young supporter Jack Murray who, having been diagnosed with a rare condition called Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis, earlier visited the club's training ground where first teamers Tim Ream and Jay Spearing requested that he lead the side out against Vitesse.

Following the signing session, the manager proceeded to fire the starting pistol at a mile-long fun run which was organised to raise funds for local charities including the Bolton Bullets, a wheelchair football team who are partners of the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in the local community, the club confirmed that long-term club partners and local business Franking Sense would be sponsoring Wanderers’ trainingwear for the duration of the campaign.

Watch back behind-the-scenes footage from the club's Family Fun Day by clicking on the video player below

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