When we set up Fresh as a Daisy to help women and girls in poverty the response we got was overwhelming, we now have an army of volunteers supporting Bolton women.
Our town has been welcoming newcomers since the 14th century and this says a lot about the overall character of the inhabitants of the place.
Even though I’ve travelled the world as a teacher, & I live in Victoria, BC, now, Bolton is where my roots are & it’s always been ‘home’. My Bolton born grandfather became quite a well known opera singer, Flintoff Moore (his stage name), travelling to the USA in the 1920s to sing. I love Bolton & all my family living there today.
Barbara Kelly Moorhouse
It welcomed my Mum and Dad when they arrived from Ireland and its people became friends and family to me and to my brothers, daughters and sons since.
I love Bolton because I can walk on the moors with my husband and my dog.
I am in the navy, & work away a lot, and there is nowhere in the word that calls to me like Bolton. It’s my home, & always will be. I love the people, the accent, all the great things to do & most of all, I love Bolton because it’s home. When I’ve been away a while the homesickness kicks in & I think about MY hometown & how I can’t wait to come home.
I love Bolton because it has a vibrant diverse community, full of culture which makes you feel proud to be part of.
When we arrived here from Congo DRC, people of Bolton supported my family from being deported back to Congo. They did all in their power for us to remain here and made my family feel at home. This is the reason why I set up the project to give back to my community because without people of Bolton we won't be here today.
I love Bolton because it is the place of my birth. I have had many lovely conversations with complete strangers because that's the kind of friendly people you come across everywhere you go. Natural beauty is on our doorstep.
I love Bolton because of the amazing number of choirs, musical groups and theatrical groups in this town. This is a town that has made the arts accessible to everyone.
I love Bolton because it has great community spirit and has some amazing people who volunteer in the community.
I love running in the races and joining in – Horwich Festival of Racing and Ironkids!
I love Bolton because it gave me a home. I found love and raised a family here. Bolton people are compassionate and accepting. Bolton has taught my children kindness. Proud to be part of the Bolton family.
It's such a diverse place. Many different shops available and everybody is always smiling and with the investment into the town itself, it's massively improving and bringing people back to the great town of Bolton. The different world sports stars we have produced and the sports clubs including our beloved Bolton Wanderers FC :)
I love Bolton because of it's people… we are proud, we are loud, we take the mickey… we find the joy!
It is the home of the Bolton Impact Trust, this organisation is now a nationally recognised leading Alternative Provision school, that looks after some of Bolton's most disadvantaged children. The staff are some of the most dedicated people I've had the privilege to meet. They need all the help we can to continue their incredible work.
I live here, work here, shop here, and I am a proud Boltonian who isn't afraid to say so.
I lived there for 6 years and I completed my studies in Bolton Institute of Higher Education from 1979 to 1985. I like its people, places like Queen's Park, Town Centre, Arndale Centre and so many places. Thanks to all Bolton community.
I love Bolton as there are plenty of hidden gems, everyone I pass who's out walking always seems happy and shocked that Bolton has a lot of green space.