Thousands of people were at the University of Bolton Stadium on Monday night for the club’s Big Bolton Carol Concert.
Only a few weeks in the making, the event – delivered in partnership with Bolton Council and the University of Bolton – aimed to bring the town and community together for an evening of festive fun under the floodlights.
With sensational solo performances from singer and presenter Brenda Edwards, carols headed up by over 1,000 local primary school children and the Wanderers’ squad in full voice following a signing session for young fans, it proved to be night to remember at the home of the Whites.
Sharon Brittan, Chairman of Bolton Wanderers said: “What a night! From the fantastic turn out to the incredible performances, it was such a special and moving evening.
“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank all those who took the trip out on a cold December night to be part of the concert and for the phenomenal support we have been shown by our whole community.
“We already know we have raised thousands for the six charities at the centre of this event and that’s very much what the concert was all about.
“From myself and all the staff at Bolton Wanderers, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year.”
Manager Ian Evatt said: “The staff, the lads and I were all delighted to be part of a fantastic evening. Credit to everyone involved. It was a great event for the club and the town and again showed that we are all in this together as this club keeps growing on and off the pitch.”
Bolton Wanderers would like to thank everyone who attended The Big Bolton Carol Concert; our event partners Bolton Council, The University of Bolton, Alfa Education and Tube; the event sponsors Tough Sheet, Franking Sense, Eventura, Carrs Pasties and all the schools and soloist performers who made the event so special.
The Big Bolton Carol Concert was a fundraiser for Bolton Wanderers in the Community, Urban Outreach, Age UK Bolton, Backup Northwest, 1 Point Northwest and The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust. All funds raised will be split equally between the charities and donations can still be made online here.