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Bolton Wanderers Community Trust staff complete Manchester 10km run

27 May 2016

Staff members from the club's charity arm recently took part in the annual race as part of their fundraising initiatives

Staff from the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust completed the Manchester 10k run last weekend as part of their year of fundraising.

Aiming to raise funds for both Prostate Cancer UK – the official charity of the Football League – and the Trust itself in its 30th anniversary year, BWCT staff and volunteers have completed numerous sponsored events throughout the year including a 30,000 metre swim and the Gung-Ho! Manchester 5km obstacle course.

And in line with their efforts, a team of 48 runners from across the club participated in the final event in Manchester last weekend, raising over £6,000 for both BWCT and Prostate Cancer UK. 

Joining around 35,000 runners who took to the streets of the city centre on Sunday to take part in the 10km route, there were some impressive fancy dress costumes, including the club's very own Lofty the Lion, along with many heartfelt emotional messages on the backs of runners’ vests to explain why they were taking part. 

Speaking following the event, Phil Mason – Head of the Community Trust - said, “On behalf of everyone at BWCT, we would like to say a say a huge thank you to all who have supported the 30th anniversary campaign, especially to the volunteers from Bolton Wanderers, Bolton Whites Hotel and Heathcote & Co. 

“We very much appreciate that many people worked hard and dedicated a great deal of time to the numerous events held this year and we cannot possibly thank you enough. 

“It has reiterated the family values we have as a club and to see people working so hard to make the fundraising a success and to show their support for the Trust has been very humbling.”

There is still time to donate to the two causes, with the sponsorship link as follows: https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/bwct/bwct30years

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