Dalek drops in for charity collection

The Bolton News: Dalek drops in for charity collection Dalek drops in for charity collection

EXTERMNINATE! Westhoughton residents could be forgiven for doing a double take when the town was invaded by a Dalek.

The model was brought to Westhoughton for an exhibition, organised by Cllr Kevan Jones, at Westhoughton Market.

The Mayor of Westhoughton, Cllr Ryan Battersby, took to the streets with the Dalek to boost funds for his two mayoral charities, Ovarian Cancer UK and KiDs in Bolton.

With the charity box on the Dalek’s arm, £182 was raised for the causes.

The Dalek took its owner, from Wigan two years to build, and attracted crowds of people as it paraded through the streets.

The exhibition also included homemade models from across the North West, ranging from battle tanks to lifeboats. Cllr Battersby, aged 22, said: “The model exhibition was held in aid of my mayoral charities. I took the Dalek on the streets and everybody was gathering around it.

“It was brilliant to see so many people out in the market. There were people of all ages there. There were older men and lots of young boys and girls.”

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12:54pm Fri 28 Sep 12

JOHN HIGHAM says...

But he has forgotten to what the cost of that dalek was.. With jobs being cut all around Bolton by the council, Was it worth wasting that money ??????????

What a joke
But he has forgotten to what the cost of that dalek was.. With jobs being cut all around Bolton by the council, Was it worth wasting that money ?????????? What a joke JOHN HIGHAM
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3:41pm Fri 28 Sep 12

ThinkTwice says...

The Dalek at been made by someone in Wigan, at their own cost (ie not at the cost of the Bolton taxpayer) and it was then used to raise money for a cancer charity and a children's charity. How can anyone find something to moan about there? It cost Bolton nothing..... it raised £182 for charity!! So exactly who wasted money? The person from Wigan will have made if from bits he/she bought themselves and then has used it to raise money for good causes. Is it possible that you have misunderstood the story John?
The Dalek at been made by someone in Wigan, at their own cost (ie not at the cost of the Bolton taxpayer) and it was then used to raise money for a cancer charity and a children's charity. How can anyone find something to moan about there? It cost Bolton nothing..... it raised £182 for charity!! So exactly who wasted money? The person from Wigan will have made if from bits he/she bought themselves and then has used it to raise money for good causes. Is it possible that you have misunderstood the story John? ThinkTwice
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4:59am Sun 30 Sep 12

andrew kelley says...

hi, can I say something I made the dalek out of my own money and not the taxpayer and gave up a few hours of my time with one of my brothers for fun and to raise money for charities ,also I am from ST.HELENS not WIGAN
hi, can I say something I made the dalek out of my own money and not the taxpayer and gave up a few hours of my time with one of my brothers for fun and to raise money for charities ,also I am from ST.HELENS not WIGAN andrew kelley
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