More than a toast will be raised with the launch of a new tipple created in Bolton

Bolton Gin Company has a new Horwich Mayor Charity Gin, flavoured with mango and raspberry.

And money raised from its sale will support the Town Mayor of Horwich charities.

Every bottle of the gin sold, a percentage of the fee will go to his charities.

As part of each town mayor’s duties, they pick five charities to fundraise for.

Horwich Town Mayor Cllr Steven Chadwick said: “One of the jobs of a town mayor is to raise money for local charities.

“I was thinking about ways in which I can engage with people and raise money for the mayoral charities.

“I approached Bolton Gin Company for a collaboration and they were happy to do it. It is available from Bolton Gin Company headquarters on Hampson Street and it is available online.

The Bolton News: Mayor Steven Chadwick with the new gin, which was made to raise money for charityMayor Steven Chadwick with the new gin, which was made to raise money for charity (Image: Mayor Steven Chadwick)

“A percentage of sales of each bottle are kindly being donated by Bolton Gin Company to mayor charities. It’s good for the town, local groups and also it’s a nice drink!”

He added: “It’s a great birthday present, Christmas present and things like that, or just to enjoy over summer.

“Bolton Gin Company were really interested, they couldn’t have been more helpful. It’s great to have their support to try and raise money for charity.”

Cllr Chadwick has picked five mayoral charities for the proceeds to be split among, Horwich RMI Cricket Club, Eagley Band, Rivington Heritage Trust, The Anderton Centre and 1471 Horwich Squadron Air Training Corps.

He said: “In addition to that, I want to make a small donation to North West Air Ambulance (NWAA), which runs purely on charity and has no Government funding, which is staggering.

“The money will be mainly going to local charities, but I also want to make that donation to the air ambulance, as it is crucial and plays a vital role.

“The majority will be going to the five local groups and what is left at the end can go to NWAA.”

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