Coronation Street stars Simon Gregson and Beverley Callard have signed up to the One Bolton pledge to support the concept of Bolton as a welcoming town.
The stars who play Steve and Liz McDonald were in Bolton shooting scenes for the much-loved soap, which will be screened at the end of March. However, they were happy to take time out of their busy schedules to support One Bolton as an organisation which brings people together and supports local communities.
The One Bolton pledge celebrates the diversity of the town and says: “We celebrate the diversity of Bolton and unite to create One Bolton, recognising differences, celebrating communities and commit to encouraging harmony.”
The pledge is directly linked to the Big Bolton Fund (BBF) and encourages supporters of One Bolton to pledge money to the fund, which in turn will be used to support local community programmes across the borough.
Other celebrities who have also signed the pledge include John Simm, Olivia Coleman, Sara Cox, Amir Khan, Dave Spikey, Paul Heathcote and Laura White.
Simon Gregson said: “This is a great idea and it should happen everywhere. Bolton is a beautiful town, with lovely architecture and brilliant people.”
Beverley Callard added: “I think the pledge is fantastic. Living in harmony is more important than anything. I used to live in Bolton and I loved it, so am delighted to support this pledge.”
The pledge can be signed online at the link on the right.