Bolton Whites and Heathcote & Co donate Christmas meals to charities

Hotel and its catering partner ensure that homeless people won't go without food this Christmas

Bolton Whites Hotel and its catering partner Heathcote & Co will ensure that homeless people in Bolton won’t go hungry on Christmas Day. 

Enough food to make over 200 meals will be supplied to local charities Emmaus Bolton and Bolton Young Person’s Housing Scheme to ensure that some of the homeless and marginalised people within the town are served a traditional Christmas dinner with turkey and all the trimmings plus a delicious Christmas pudding.

Emmaus Bolton provides a home and meaningful work for up to 20 people who were formerly homeless, earning their income through two shops and a recycling business run by the charity. 

Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme provides temporary supported accommodation to people aged 16-25 in Bolton. They support young people who are homeless with support needs by offering accommodation, emotional and practical help with the aim of enabling independent living.

Phil Mason of the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust said: “These are two great charities to support. Both carry out great work in the wider community and are making a real difference in people’s lives. Both charities give real opportunities for people to have a chance and to develop their skills and opportunities in life.”

Suzanne Speak, General Manager of Bolton Whites, added: “Christmas is an important time for families to get together, but unfortunately there are people who will be on their own and without a roof over their heads. It’s important that we don’t forget them and I’m delighted that we are able to help out in this small way.”

Paul Heathcote of Heathcote & Co said: “As a local lad it is very important for me to help out communities within Bolton and I am delighted that we are able to support these charities at this time of the year.”

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