Bolton Wanderers in the Community, in partnership with Bolton Wanderers Football Club and Urban Outreach, are hosting the first ever BWFC Sleepout event at the University of Bolton Stadium on Friday, 10 March.
Sponsored by JD Foundation, the event is raising funds to support both Bolton Wanderers in the Community and Urban Outreach as they work to support the town's most vulnerable individuals and raise awareness of homelessness across Bolton.
There are now over 62 confirmed participants including businesses, BWFC supporters and members of the local community signed up for the event. Amongst those already signed up are business leaders from Bolton Wanderers Football Club alongside Bolton Council, iHeat, Urban Outreach, Elegant Bedrooms, Statuo, Harrison Drury, Bolton at Home, University of Bolton and Greater Manchester Police.
Neil Hart, CEO, Bolton Wanderers Football Club said “As a club, we’re proud to support and amplify the important work of our official charity, Bolton Wanderers in the Community. And this is a great example of how we can open up the fantastic space we have here at the stadium to benefit others in our community.
“I look forward to taking part in the Sleepout next week, meeting lots of supporters and businesspeople in the process and, together, doing our bit to help those who need it most.”
Neil will be taking part in the Sleepout alongside BWFC Director Nick Luckock and BWitC CEO Phil Mason, you can donate directly to their JustGiving page HERE
The BWFC Sleepout is an overnight event that will take place on Friday 10th March from 8pm – 8am and will provide insights into homelessness in Bolton from guest speakers. Registration for the event is free and fundraisers are asked to raise a minimum of £200.
This event is open to those aged 18+ and the closing date to sign up is Friday 3rd March.
To register your interest, please email Francesca Austen (email@example.com) or call 01204 673 790.
The current total of funds raised through the BWFC Sleepout JustGiving pages sits at over £6,100! But we aren’t done yet. If you can’t attend the sleepout but still want to support the campaign you can donate HERE.
You can keep up to date with the build up by following Bolton Wanderers in the Community’s social media channels (@officialbwitc).
Bolton Wanderers in the Community deliver projects and initiatives to support children, families and older adults who may be experiencing hardship and multiple disadvantages, exacerbated by the current economic climate.
Urban Outreach deliver services to move homeless people and those who are difficult to house into suitable and sustainable accommodation – so no one has to resort to living on the streets of Bolton at any time.