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Abseil Event Saturday 15th April 2023

20 people took part in a charity abseil today for Backup North West; 6 children, 12 adults (including 2 young people currently living in our homeless services). The sun shone over the University of Bolton stadium while they all dropped 60 feet down the east side of the stadium. Participants included Bolton News reporter Alima Nadeem, Rachael Franklin from The People Shed and Louise Morris from Bolton Arena. The whole event was supported by the Backup Coffee Van and the team from Bolton FM.

Between them, these 20 fearless people raised £4,725 for young people aged 16-25 from Bolton experiencing homelessness.

CEO Maura Jackson said “I’m so pleased with the whole event. Everyone who has done it is amazing because I could not do it!  We were joined by friends old and new who wanted to help us including 12 year old Milan who also did our charity sleep out last year. He is fantastic and is always willing to help us. Everyone who did it said it was exhilarating! (I’ll just have to take their word for it!)"

Congratulations to all that took part:-

Ian Stockley

Stewart Nugent

Lilly Watts

Alexis Turner

Erin Close

Kathryn Wynne-Jones

Blaize Maher

Elliot Brooks

Paul Kumar

Milan Kumar

Rachael Franklin

Louise Miller

Richard Williams

Rebecca Green

Alima Nadeem

Jon McArthur

Marcus Waite

Olivia Fielding


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What We Do!

BACKUP provide multiple services across Bolton to young people aged 16-25 years who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. Read here about all the supported accommodation which includes emergency housing, temporary accommodation, short and medium stay supported housing. Also the non accommodation based support work that focusses on mental health, employment support and much more.

Young people can live in more than one Backup service as they make progress and develop more independence prior to moving on completely. The different services are designed to meet various levels and ranges of needs.


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Our Events

Every year Backup delivers multiple events for fundraising. Each one is designed to raise awareness and much needed money to support young people who are homeless. Annually we have our core events; Gala Ball, Golf Day and Ladies Lunch. We also have other events that are different each year so that we can have a wider appeal to all.

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