Bolton School’s Girls Division has showcased a successful year of charity, raising £20,000 for charity.

Each year group has contributed in their own unique way at Bolton School throughout the academic year.

Year 7 held a silence, raising nearly £3,000 for toy donations to the Bolton Lions Toy Appeal at Christmas.

This ensured that children from struggling families received gifts when they might not have otherwise.

Year 8 raised money for Well Good, supporting access to clean water in Malawi, and a bake sale by Marlena Howarth raised over £100 for the National Autistic Society, aiding families and individuals with autism.

Year 9 supported the Hello Yellow appeal for YoungMinds by creating and selling yellow bows, raising nearly £1,500 for the charity that supports young people with mental health issues.

Year 10 held their annual Christmas post, raising more than £1,000, and the girls’ Christmas jumper day collected nearly £1,000 for Bolton Dementia Support, helping the elderly and families of those suffering from dementia.

John Radcliffe, charity coordinator for the school, said: “Over the course of the last academic year, we are very proud of our students and their exceptional dedication and generosity.

“So far this year students and staff have raised nearly £20,000 to support a variety of charities.

“Embracing our ethos that 'much is required of those to whom much is given,' our girls have recognised the importance of giving back and understand the positive impact they can have on others.

“Through a wide array of creative and impactful initiatives, they have made a significant difference in their local community and beyond.

“Well done to all those involved.”

Year 11 ran a hamper competition, raising £215 for the Wipe Your Tears charity, which supports children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families, providing practical and emotional assistance.

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Some Sixth Form students ran a self-care stand, selling items to raise around £300 for Greater Together Manchester, a charity addressing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion in the area.

The proceeds from the prefects' panto, around £250, went to the Anastasia Days charity, offering fun days out for those struggling in the area.

Other events that the girls division supported included girls collecting and donating to the Bolton charity Fresh as a Daisy with thousands of hygiene products to create hygiene boxes for vulnerable individuals and to tackle period poverty.