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Wanderers' defender recognises pupils' efforts to 'open' key piece of community equipment

30 March 2022

George Johnston ‘opened’ a new defibrillator at Masefield Primary School to help Wanderers kick off their contribution to the EFL’s first Week of Action.

Pupils at the school in Little Lever raised funds to buy the potentially life-saving piece of equipment which is being housed in an external cabinet to be used by the community in an emergency.

George performed the opening ceremony as part of a visit to the school with Bolton Wanderers in the Community.

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The Wanderers’ defender also took part in a question-and-answer session with pupils and met participants under-taking a play leaders’ programme as part of the Premier League Primary Stars project run by BWitC.

“It’s been a fantastic effort from the youngsters to raise the money to provide such an important piece of equipment,” said George.

“It was a pleasure to be here to open it and to chat with pupils and staff and play a small part in such valuable community work.”

The EFL will run its first ever Week of Action from 4-8 April.

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All 72 clubs and club community organisations will showcase activity with EFL players and managers joining participants across England and Wales.

BWitC have a number of activities planned across the week to support, help and encourage people of all ages in and around Bolton around issues including health, fitness, well-being, sexuality, mentoring, disability, offending and employability.

Phil Mason, CEO of Bolton Wanderers in the Community and Club Chaplain, said: “We will be joining and playing a full part in such a positive week here at Bolton and throughout this period we will showcase some of the great community work carried out through Bolton Wanderers in the Community.

“As the award-winning charity arm of the club, through the ten programmes and 33 projects we currently run, BWitC is making a significant contribution to the wider community in Bolton.”


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