Bolton Destitution Project

"Seeking to provide a safe environment where Refugees and Asylum Seekers can find friendship, food and practical help."

The Mighty Whites!

On Saturday, 27 of us went to watch the mighty whites (Bolton Wanderers) against QPR.

On this occasion, we had a pre match event in a lounge overlooking the pitch.This was put on by BWFCFFF, which is the Family, Faith, Football section.

We were treated to tea, coffee, drinks, programmes.

There were competitions, one with prizes for predicting the score (however as Bolton lost all our entries were lost!)

Another competition asked about famous football celebrations and our Martin and his son won a prize.

'Statto' gave us lots of Bolton information and David Lee, still looking as young and fit as he was in a Bolton shirt gave us a talk.

Lofty the lion came to the lounge to pose for pictures. A great event put on by the 'FFF.'

Then to our seats, to watch the match. Best leave any comments, save to say the weather was great. Then back to Bolton by coach. Despite the result all thoroughly enjoyed the day.

As always, grateful thanks to BWCT for all their help and gifts.

Mighty Whites

We're looking for help! >>

English Teachers - the Destitution Project is looking for experienced English teachers who would like to volunteer to teach beginner or intermediate/advanced classes for our service users. Classes are up to 2 hours long and take place on Wednesdays at various times and we currently have 2 levels for women and 2 levels for men. Each volunteer teacher would work with one class, and likely be part of a small team of teachers (some of whom are not trained in teaching English). We also try to provide one-to-one instruction throughout the day for those service users with very little English knowledge.

Reception Volunteers - the Destitution Project is in need of volunteers to man our reception desks each Wednesday. This would require you to be present between 9.45am and 3.00pm. You will need to have good interpersonal and organisational skills, and like to meet and greet people but also comfortable ensuring that access to the Drop-In Centre and its services are well managed. You will likely work as part of a two-person team. Previous experience in this sort of task would be ideal, but not essential.
You must be 18 and over to apply.

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