A community cohesion event hosted by Bolton Wanderers in the Community was a "roaring success" after a fun-filled day.

Taking place at the Toughsheet Community Stadium on Monday, the Unity Festival saw families having fun at the annual festival.

Beth Warriner, the equality, diversity and social inclusion programme lead at Bolton Wanderers in the Community, said: “The event was a roaring success!

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“We are so pleased with how the event went and would like to thank every single community group who attended, as well as all the performers from across the day - Bolton Caledonia Pipe Band, Tucum Capoeira Manchester, Sasha and Shamrock School of Irish Dance.

“A special thank you to our compere for the day, Riley Brown.

“We had over 40 stalls from across the VCSE sector of Bolton, and would like to say a special thanks to Bolton Solidarity Community Association, Bolton Play & Youth, Bolton at Home and Joe’s Coffee Co.

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“We must have seen thousands of people across the course of the day, and we thank every single person for calling in to see us – we can’t wait for next year.”

The festival a key event in BWitC’s calendar, and this year supported the ongoing cohesion work in partnership with Bolton Solidarity Community Association and other key VCSE organisations across the town.

The aim of the event is to bring together people from all communities and backgrounds, to celebrate the rich diversity of Bolton.