Young people from across the borough have joined together to show their support for One Bolton.
Student volunteers from Bolton College and Bolton Sixth Form College provided information to other students, teachers and delegates at the Bolton Vision Conference and explained how young people can support the One Bolton initiative as well as sign up to the pledge. The pledge states that: “We celebrate the diversity of Bolton and unite to create One Bolton, recognising differences, celebrating communities and commit to encouraging harmony.”
Students and young ambassadors from the Interfaith Council also took part in vox pop style interviews, providing a snapshot of their thoughts, comments and opinions on One Bolton and what it means to them.
Chan Parmar from the Interfaith Council commented: “One Bolton is about community spirit, coming together, working together and understanding and accepting one another. We are really pleased that One Bolton has the support of young people from across the Bolton family and hope that this will encourage even more people across Bolton to support the initiative.”
“The support of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, their Community Trust, BIG Bolton Fund & Bolton University has also been key to communicating One Bolton on a national and even global scale.”
The One Bolton pledge offers people a way to demonstrate their commitment to Bolton as a welcoming and tolerant town. A number of Bolton celebrities have already signed the ‘One Bolton’ pledge, including Dave Spikey, Sara Cox; Amir Khan; Stu Francis; Paul Heathcote and Laura White. Leaders from faith groups and the community together with political and business leaders have also already signed the pledge, including key partners such as Bolton CVS and Bolton Wanderers.