Annual Lifeline Party a roaring success on Saturday

Almost 900 fans and members of the Lifeline lotteries scheme packed into Macron Stadium's Premier Suite on Saturday evening for the club's annual party night.

Those who support Bolton Wanderers' Lifeline initiative have the opportunity to attend the bash every January, with people turning out in their droves for the latest event.

Alongside supporters meanwhile, manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin were also in attendance alongside captain Darren Pratley, David Wheater, Connor Hall and Jake Turner.

There were also players from yesteryear in attendance, with David Lee, Tony Kelly, Paul Jones and John Thomas being joined by club mascot Lofty the Lion.

Manager Parkinson meanwhile kicked off proceedings for the evening with a heartfelt speech, thanking those in attendance for their support in terms of ensuring that purchases such as the new gym at Lostock and domed training facility were possible.

He also implored fans to encourage their friends and family to join the Lifeline scheme to help fund future projects at the football club.

Those present were then given the opportunity to take photos and gain autographs with the manager and players, before ten lucky winners of £100 were drawn in a special raffle.

Thereafter, Heathcote's ensured that supporters were well fed before it was time to hit the dancefloor courtesy of music from DJ Kevin Peet and Stax of Soul, with fans partying into the night.

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