Bill Laithwaite Memorial Boat

On Sunday 17th June, Bolton sailing Club held its annual Regatta Day where a special boat for the disabled bought by Bolton Lions was launched.The boat is in memory of long-serving member of over forty years, the well-respected and loved Bill Laithwaite, a wonderful, hardworking servant of the club who held many offices during his Lions tenure including that of being President on two occasions. The Bolton community has benefitted greatly through Bill's many years of dedication to charitable causes through the offices of Bolton Lions, and he is sadly missed. In addition there is a Bill Laithwaite trophy for the winner of the disabled class race which is to be competed for annually on Regatta day.



President Jeff Hartley hands over the boat to a representative of Bolton Sailing Club

Pam Laithwaite launches the boat watched by President Jeff

Jeff presents the Bill Laithwaite trophy to the winner in the disabled class

Jeff with Pam Laithwaite hands over the cheque for the boat



In August the club were grateful to be the recipients of a generous donation from Acumension a Manchester based company of Solicitors. 



PSA Screening

Funds faised by the concert given by the Smithills School bands and Eagley Brass Band on the 8th April 2017 will be used to provide Prostate Cancer Screening aimed at 50 year olds and upwards. Although this will be a free service, donations can be made which will mean even more men can be screened. The poster below gives details of the event.

Lions John Fairhurst and Ray Stafford met up with Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling at the Macron Stadium on Thursday the 8th June to promote the event by being photographed with him. He is raising money for Prostate Cancer Uk by walking 15 marathons in 15 days whilst visiting 40 of the country's top football grounds.

Jeff even manages to raise a smile stuck between us two!



Charities Canopy

As a result of a £1million refurbishment of the Newport Street area of Bolton, the Charities canopy used for fundraising is to be taken down and has been replaced by a Pod, about an eighth of the size of the Canopy, located near Bolton Market.  As at this moment the club have not used the new facility, but below is the link to an article published in the Bolton News on the 17th October which gives the reaction of charities that have used it. In the past few years we have been raising approximately £1500 per annum at the Canopy.

The following link takes you to a letter from a charity regarding their experience of the new Canopy.





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