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How you can support the Bolton Lions Club led Christmas Toy Appeal

Bolton at Home and other organisations in the Bolton Family are once again joining forces to get behind the Bolton Lions’ Annual Christmas Toy Appeal.

Please click on the following link to donate directly to this year’s appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page before Friday 20 November:

We’re having to do things a little differently due to the pandemic. Here’s how it’ll work this year, how we’re supporting it and how you can help:

What is the Bolton Christmas Toy Appeal?

For over 30 years Bolton Lions Club has supported over 1,200 children and young people at Christmas through its Toy Appeal, with thousands of toys being given to those who otherwise might have nothing at Christmas.

For many years the appeal has been supported by the Bolton Family, a group of around 40 public, private and voluntary organisations, including Bolton at Home, working together for the good of the borough.

How is the Toy Appeal different this year?

COVID-19 safety precautions mean this year’s annual Toy Appeal can’t go ahead as usual, which is traditionally based on people donating toys at various collection points.

Instead, the Bolton Family and Bolton Action Group are helping the Bolton Lions to crowdfund a target of £30,000. The money raised will be converted into vouchers for age appropriate gifts for children in Bolton most in need of them.

How you can donate to the Toy Appeal

You can donate securely, quickly and directly to the Toy Appeal via the Bolton Lions’ JustGiving page link before Friday 20 November:  

Who benefits from the Toy Appeal?

The Toy Appeal supports about 1,200 children from around 800 families in Bolton. Households are nominated by ourselves, partner organisations, local schools, community groups and other referral agencies.

Our colleagues who work in teams supporting households that would benefit from a helping hand this festive season, have gained the appropriate consent involved to provide our Bolton at Home nominations for this year. And staff across Bolton at Home are getting behind the fundraising efforts.

Thank you for anything you can give. Take care.

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Media enquiries

We’re happy to comment on current housing and related issues.

For more information contact Andrew Pilkington, Marketing and Communications Manager, on 01204 329714 or email

Tap4 issues

Tap4 Latest Issue - released 14 September 2020

Click here to read the latest issue of Tap4 (links to

Tap4 is our digital publication for tenants and is released every quarter. It keeps you clued-up on the things we do to build and support our communities, puts a spotlight on the people and organisations that make Bolton brilliant, and is inspired by you.

Past Issues:

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 4 (released 4 June 2020)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 3 (released 26 February 2020)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 2 (released 18 July 2019)

Click here to read Tap4 Issue 1 (released 10 April 2019)

Quarter Turn issues

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Quarter Turn Latest Issue - 13 July 2020:


Quarter Turn is dedicated to raising awareness of interesting activities, relevant services and inspiring stories from in and around our communities, celebrating those involved in community activities. A new issue is printed and posted every quarter. From April 2020, we've increased the distribution so it now goes to Bolton at Home tenants aged over 70 who live in general let without Careline, as well as to those living in extra care schemes, sheltered housing and in general let with Careline. 

Past Issues:

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