Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, the club’s charity arm, has recently undergone a review and an exercise in planning for the next three years and developing a new vision and programmes.
As a result, the Trust’s new tagline will be, “At the Heart of the Community. Realising Potential.”
Speaking regarding the recent review, Head of Community Phil Mason said, “Our two new statements sum up a great deal about our work. We do work at the heart of the community and so much of what we deliver is right across the town with a key aim to help narrow the gap of disadvantage.
“Through sport and positive activities we are able to get alongside people and support them on their life journey which brings us to realising potential.
“We want to encourage every participant on all our programmes to realise their potential, whatever that is, and to reach their goals and ambitions.
“The Community Trust has over 30 programmes in the community and as the charity arm of the club, it is work that is often unseen.
“Engaging with people of all ages, our new three year plan picks up on the people themes found in the wider Vision 2030 for Bolton launched earlier this year with the Council.
“Starting Well, Living Well and Ageing Well are the themes we have chosen as we engage with people of all ages and our youngest participant is three, while our oldest is 83.”
Chairman Ken Anderson also praised the Community Trust for their efforts in recent years and their plans for the future by adding, “The work that is undertaken by the Trust is a hugely important part of the football club and the town of Bolton as a whole.
“The hours and hard work that the Trust’s staff members put into making their numerous projects a success must not be underestimated and here at the football club, we are all very excited to see them grow and develop even more over the next three years and beyond.”
Further programmes meanwhile are being planned for the coming years around health, education, disability and inclusion.
The hope is that the fans and people of Bolton will really capture the vision and engage with and get behind the work of the Community Trust that puts the Bolton Wanderers Football Club at the heart of the town itself.
For further information on the work of the Trust, please visit www.bwct.org.uk, www.twitter.com/@OfficialBWCT or www.facebook.com/OfficialBWCT.