Volunteers from the leading bathroom retailer, whose head office is in Skelmersdale, helped makeover our community garden and made a generous donation to our charity food bank, Lucie’s Pantry, as part of its national charity partnership with Emmaus UK.
Emmaus Bolton is one of 30 Emmaus communities across the UK, which together support more than 850 people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion by providing a safe place to live, work and receive support.
As well as teaming up with Emmaus, Victorian Plumbing is also Bolton Wanderers’ principal partner and, when they were approached, selected homelessness charity Emmaus’ logo to feature on the shirt.
Commenting on the football club’s website, Neil Hart Chief Executive Officer at Bolton Wanderers, said: “The launch of this third kit is a very special moment for the Club.
“Not only has this brought a real third kit back to Bolton Wanderers but is a moment to recognise the outstanding work of our official charity, Bolton Wanderers in the Community.”
“This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time and we hope supporters enjoy the many ways we have aimed to celebrate not only our Club via the design and launch of this kit, but our town, and the people who make Bolton an amazing place to live and work.
“Our thanks go to not only first team players Victor, Josh and Jón who took part in the shoot but to Joe, Morgan, Charlie, Fran and Clara who joined them to represent both Club and Community staff, and supporters.
“I also extend my thanks to Bolton Council who were fully supportive of our plan to place their logo on the shirt and generously allowed us use of the magnificent town hall for the photoshoot.”
Phil Mason, Chief Operating Officer at Bolton Wanderers and Chief Executive of Bolton Wanderers in the Community, said on the website: “This is a wonderful moment for Bolton Wanderers in the Community and Emmaus and Utilita Giving, the two other charities who feature on this special kit.
“The team of dedicated and passionate staff at Bolton Wanderers in the Community work with some of the most disadvantaged people in Bolton and the surrounding areas. The charity engages with over 15,000 people every year, leveraging the power and influence of this historic football club to connect with individuals from so many walks of life.
“The funds raised the charity from the sales of this shirt will go directly to them – pushing forward our vision for a connected Bolton, without disadvantage.”
Photos of the town feature on the football kit, with the approval of Bolton Council. Bolton Wanderers has also thanked Macron and 5or6 Creative for collaborating on this kit.
To get involved in the work of Emmaus Bolton, volunteer opportunities are available. To find out more and to get in touch, please visit Emmaus Bolton’s volunteering page here.
Watch the video here, courtesy of Bolton Wanderers Football Club