Bolton businessman bowled over by award

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Bolton businessman Nick Wood is set to donate £500 to Bury Hospice, after receiving a Rose Bowl award from Rotary Club Bolton Daybreak (RCBD) in recognition for his charitable contributions over the past 10 years.

For the last decade Crompton Place has been hosting a Christmas gift-wrapping station, all staffed by members of the RCBD. Every year the wrapping paper used has been provided by Nick, from his store Card and Party Centre, based in the popular shopping destination.

The award, along with £500 to donate to a charity of his choosing, was presented as recognition for his generosity and was something of a shock to Nick. “The award came as a complete surprise,” he said. “I am delighted to have received the cheque for £500 from RCBD and I’ll be donating it to Bury Hospice as they recently provided tremendous care to a close family friend of ours, Sarah Taylor.”

Crompton Place Centre Manager Paula Wood said she was thrilled that Nick had been recognised for playing such a key part in the Christmas wrapping station over the last 10 years. “We’re a big community here at Crompton Place and it’s always great when our stores get involved in charitable initiatives,” said Paula.  “To have done so for 10 years is really quite remarkable. From everyone here at the centre I’d like to pass on a huge ‘congratulations’ to Nick. The award is really well deserved.”

Tony Watts, President of RCBD, said he was delighted to be able to present the Rose Bowl to Nick. “Every year the RCBD this award is given to a company or an individual that we feel as made a significant contribution to the local community. We’re extremely grateful to Nick for providing so much wrapping paper in the last 10 years, it has helped us immeasurably.”

Source: Crompton Place, Bewonder

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