Youngsters carry water 6km around Bolton to highlight Gaza crisis

Aisha Balogun and Conor Crook, both aged 16, from Bolton Lads and Girls Club, carrying canisters of water to highlight the plight of and raise money for the victims of the Gaza conflict.

Aisha Balogun, left, and Conor Crook, both aged 16

Lads and Girls Club members with their water containers

First published in News

Young people walked 6km across Bolton carrying water to highlight the crisis in Gaza.

About 15 members of Bolton Lads and Girls Club walked from their Chorley Street base around the town centre and on to Leverhulme Park.

They set off at 10.30am, carrying 20 litres of water, to collect donations. Money raised will be donated to aid efforts in the troubled region.

Conor Crook, from the club, said: “We wanted to raise awareness and funds as so many people are being killed in Gaza.

“We walked the same distance people would have to walk to get clean water in the region.”

The club is hosting a fundraising film night screening Shooting Dogs tonight at 6.30pm at the Kitchen Cafe. Admission is £3 on the door.

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3:51pm Thu 28 Aug 14

keggard says...

Should of done something to draw awareness to the 1400 girls that have been raped in rottherham and the many more we don't know about yet
Should of done something to draw awareness to the 1400 girls that have been raped in rottherham and the many more we don't know about yet keggard
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9:02pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Steve526 says...

Keggard As this was planned over the last 4 weeks this would have been quite difficult perhaps you could arrange an awareness event for the tragic events in Rotherham and elsewhere. Happy to sponsor you for such a worthy cause.
Keggard As this was planned over the last 4 weeks this would have been quite difficult perhaps you could arrange an awareness event for the tragic events in Rotherham and elsewhere. Happy to sponsor you for such a worthy cause. Steve526
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11:56am Fri 29 Aug 14

steveG says...

keggard wrote:
Should of done something to draw awareness to the 1400 girls that have been raped in rottherham and the many more we don't know about yet
This is a very good point, we appear to be completely oblivious to the disgusting depths our own country has descended over the last 15 years.
Had this state of affairs happened in India,for example,we would be in a state of shock wondering how on earth such things could be allowed to happen even in a third world state.
[quote][p][bold]keggard[/bold] wrote: Should of done something to draw awareness to the 1400 girls that have been raped in rottherham and the many more we don't know about yet[/p][/quote]This is a very good point, we appear to be completely oblivious to the disgusting depths our own country has descended over the last 15 years. Had this state of affairs happened in India,for example,we would be in a state of shock wondering how on earth such things could be allowed to happen even in a third world state. steveG
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