Tomorrow’s Community Day home fixture against Peterborough will see the official opening of Bolton Wanderers in the Community’s (BWitC) Wellbeing Hub.
Made possible through funds raised by last season’s Chairman’s Walk, the Wellbeing Hub – located next to the Ticket Office - will provide a space for BWitC to provide information, support and activities in areas including mental health, cancer awareness, community cohesion, disability and women and girls. It will also provide opportunities to engage with the wider fan base on a matchday.
The Wellbeing Hub will be open ahead of tomorrow’s Community Day fixture from 1pm – 2.45pm and supporters will find:
- A dedicated youth zone with gaming and activities.
- The opportunity to speak to BWitC staff and learn about the Charity’s work and how you can get involved.
- Refreshments available on site.
Speaking on the official opening of the Wellbeing Hub, Head of Community, Richard Slater said: “We are delighted to be opening our Wellbeing Hub this coming Saturday to showcase our work to Wanderers fans and the wider community.
“The Hub will be a focal point of our community offer as we continue to use the power of Bolton Wanderers to inspire, support and deliver positive change.
“We look forward to seeing and speaking to Wanderers fans at the Wellbeing Hub for the Community Day fixture”.
More on BWitC Wellbeing Projects:
Unlocking Wellbeing: focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of carers in Bolton and to reduce health inequalities that they may be experiencing.
Sutton Families: provides positive activities and provision for families, offering a warm and welcoming community environment. The Hub provides families with refreshments, such as toast and fruit alongside soft drinks and tea and coffee. There are also activities for the children to take part in and life skill-based activities such as confidence building, resilience and aspirations.
Headstart: is an innovative project that supports Year 6 children through their transition from primary to secondary school. BWitC’s Mental Health Transformation Officer works with year 6 classes to support young people in their transition.
Fit Trotters: is a 12-week weight management project which includes theory and practical sessions which help sustain weight loss and a healthier life. The project also offers continuation sessions which support individuals to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.
Extra Time Hub: provides the opportunity for over 50s to socialise, form new friendships and do the things they enjoy. Activities vary from quizzes, arts and crafts and music to table tennis, yoga or just a chat and cup of tea.
Team Talk: is a free, weekly mental health session open to all men aged 18+ and aims to tackle the stigma surrounding male mental health, in an informal and relaxed setting. The project is designed to provide a safe space for men to talk, build social connections, and improve confidence.
Sporting Memories: project provides a space for over 50s who may be experiencing isolation or loneliness to reminisce on moments gone from the sport we all love. Participants have often brought old memorabilia to the session or have been visited by special guests such as John McGinlay and other former players.