Donate to Keep Bolton Connected
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to stay in touch or reach the vital services they need. Limited or no access to internet and IT equipment, due to the cost of equipment and internet services, leaves people unable to contact friends, social groups and help, for themselves and their families. We would like, with your kind support, to provide basic internet connectivity and equipment to allow children to access education and parents to stay in touch with the outside world.
In partnership with BRASS, Destitution Project, Churches of Bolton and Bolton at Home we are asking for donations of any unused working laptops, tablets, i-pads and smartphones. We will collect them and redistribute them to help provide better connectivity.
Please download and print or share the flyer if yo are able to.
The “Wildlife Buzz!” Awards – Family Friendly Zoom Event!
Would you like to know about the wildlife on your door step and the different habitats they live in?
The Woodland Trust and Rusticus theatre company are hosting a free, unique family- friendly online awards ceremony and sharing celebration! You’ll get a chance to consult with Woodland Trust experts, and have an audience with some truly amazing animals in this fun and engaging event for all ages.
If you’re interested in joining in the fun, or would like to know more information please email us at [email protected]
Saturday 15th August 12.00pm – Tickets £5.00
Great news about English Classes!
Please click on the links below for more information on how to join a Talk English class
أخبار رائعة عن دروس اللغة الإنجليزية
يرجى النقر على الروابط لمزيد من المعلومات حول تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية
About The Great Get Together
“The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on the 16th of June 2016. In her first speech in Parliament, Jo said, ”We have more in common than that which divides us”. Through the Great Get Together, we ask people across the country to embrace Jo’s words and celebrate the belief that community makes us. We ask people to connect with others and show the power we have as a community.
Jo’s family and friends first organised the Great Get Together in 2017, and since then we have seen millions of people across the country take part in thousands of events”
The Great Bolton Connect Together Picnic – 20th June 2020
It’s been a strange few months for the Bolton Community, and for communities around the world as we’ve all had to reduce our social contact a great deal during the pandemic. As we start to come out of the lockdown and return to something like normal, we wanted to share some of the positive community ventures that took place during this time.
The Great Get Together is a national initiative that begun in 2017 as a way of honouring the memory of MP Jo Cox. The event encourages people to get together with others in their community to celebrate what we have in common.
This year, we couldn’t get together in person, but organisations across Bolton wanted to ensure we could capture the spirit of the Great Get Together. The Woodland Trust, The Octagon theatre, City of Sanctuary and Bolton Interfaith council developed The Bolton Great Connect Together Picnic. Taking place on Saturday the 20th June, The Great Bolton Get Together Picnic was an online event which encouraged families and individuals to hold a picnic in their garden, their front room or their local park.
As a collective, we created a digital pack of resources with suggested activities provided by the various organisations to make the event as interactive as possible. We made sure the most vulnerable in our community were able to take part by providing hard copies and resources for those who might otherwise not be able to take part.
We were thrilled to see the pictures from people across Bolton joining in!
©Imogen Welch—Octagon Theatre Bolton
Please see the link below to the full newsletter for this month…..
A Useful link for BAME
In order to comply with the government guidelines we have currently suspended all activities -theses include all the planned activities and the groups that we help to run:
- Talk English
- Ladies Drama
- Sanctuary Story Tellers
- Sewing Sisters
These will remain suspended until further notice – We will update his as we can.
We are also postponing our AGM until we can set a new date – this as originally planned for the 2nd April.
The calendar section of this website has been removed to avoid any conflicting information – this will be re-instated once we get more news.
We have set up a City of Sanctuary Bolton WhatsApp group so that we can still stay in touch and share experiences and news – please share this link and please do join us. (You may have to copy and paste the link in your phone browser)
Please see below the March Newsletter
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.
For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food and hard work to build up our town.
City of Sanctuary supporters in Bolton so far include Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton CVS, Urban Outreach, British Red Cross, BRASS, the Destitution Project, Bolton Parish Church and a range of churches and community groups. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
The group would like more local organisations and individuals to help in making Bolton proud to be a place of safety. It is planning to organise talks and events to bring Bolton people together, to fund raise and recruit volunteers