Club donate funds raised through sales of limited edition shirt to local organisation which supports young people in need across the town
Bolton Wanderers were delighted to hand over a cheque for £10,000 to local charity Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme at last weekend’s game against Preston North End.
Funds which have been raised through sales of the club’s limited edition third shirt in memory of those who lost their lives in the Burnden Park Disaster 70 years ago this month, £10 from the transaction of each of the 1,000 shirts will go directly to the charity.
Speaking following the presentation, club chaplain and head of Bolton Wanderers Community Trust Phil Mason said, “It was great to have the commemorative shirt supporting a local charity, especially one which was chosen by the club’s fans.
“We were delighted to donate £10,000 to what is a very worthy charity – for them to be able to receive that for the great work that they do is completely deserved.
“They help a number of youngsters across the borough of Bolton and hopefully these funds will go a long way in helping them support more people in need.”
Set up in 1992 to meet the needs of single young homeless people in Bolton, Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme runs in partnership with other agencies including housing associations and registered social landlords.
In total, they accommodate 96 homeless young people at any one time across supported tenancies, lodgings and two other schemes.
They give assistance with keeping a tenancy, basic life skills, making benefit claims and identifying employment or further education prospects.
They also aim to help their residents move into permanent accommodation of their choice and agree a support package with each resident, which is tailored to their individual need.
For more information on BYPHS, please visit their website at www.byphs.org.uk.
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