Crompton Place raises more than £850 for its ‘Charity of the Year’
Monies will be donated to Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme
After 12 months of fun-filled fundraising activity at Crompton Place, more than £850 has been successfully raised for Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme (BYPHS).
After being selected from a number of nominated charities, Crompton Place partnered with its ‘Charity of the Year’, BYPHS in May 2016 to support the organisation through a variety of events to generate essential funds.
Fundraising highlights included a heroic 230-mile static bike ride, which saw sixteen courageous cyclists pedalling the equivalent of Bolton to Folkestone in just five and a half hours, raising more than £290.
Centre Manager at Crompton Place, Paula Wood reflected over the past year’s fundraising efforts. “Bolton has incredibly kind and generous people who not only provided donations, but devoted their time and energy to back the charity, which has been wonderful to witness.”
Popular fundraising events throughout the 12 months saw the arrival of a tuck shop as part of the centre’s pop-up cinema, a patchwork quilt depicting Bolton’s history was auctioned off and themed activities for the Queen’s birthday, Halloween and Mother’s Day brought the community together.
BYPHS – which organises temporary, supported accommodation for homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25, as well as providing practical help and support services to enable independent living – was selected by members of the public to be the centre’s chosen charity.
“Working closely with BYPHS has been a wonderful opportunity and we’re so glad the town has been able to play a part in supporting the superb work it does. It has been a pleasure working with them and we wish the charity all the best for the future.” Paula added.
To mark the end of a successful partnership, a cheque for £867.40 was presented to Maura Jackson, CEO of BYPHS, who said: “This wonderful contribution will really help the charity to continue moving forward with providing essential services to vulnerable young people in Bolton. We cannot thank people enough for the kind heartedness we’ve been shown.”
“I’d like to say a special thank you to all at Crompton Place for making this a successful and rewarding 12 months,” added Maura.
Crompton Place will soon be announcing its newest ‘Charity of the Year’ as nominated by locals and chosen by the centre management team in the coming weeks.