Amaz­ing £15k re­sponse for Bosley ap­peal

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY - STU­ART GREER

WORK­ERS across the town raised al­most £15,000 in sup­port of the vic­tims of the Bosley dis­as­ter and their fam­i­lies.

The Ex­press joined forces with Silk 106.9 to en­cour­age work­ers to do­nate at least £1 to those af­fected by the mas­sive ex­plo­sion at Wood Flour Mill.

The re­sponse was phe­nom­e­nal. From beauty sa­lons to banks, more than 170 busi­nesses came out in sup­port of our Bring a Pound to Work ap­peal.

All the money raised has gone to the Bosley Vic­tims Ap­peal, a com­mu­nity fund set up by Sylvia Jenk­in­son from Bosley Parish Coun­cil.

The to­tal dis­as­ter fund now stands at around £70,000 – and grows big­ger ev­ery day.

Rhi­an­non McDowall, deputy editor of the Ex­press, said: “We are thrilled to have raised such a fan­tas­tic amount for such a worth­while cause.

“The tragedy of Bosley has touched the heart of our com­mu­nity and the work­ers and fam­i­lies of those af­fected by the dis­as­ter will con­tinue to be at the cen­tre of our fo­cus.

“We hope this money, to­gether with the fan­tas­tic amounts raised by groups across the com­mu­nity, will go some way to help­ing the Bosley com­mu­nity to re­build it­self.”

Do­na­tions were col­lected by staff and pre­sen­ters at Silk 106.9. Among those who gave gen­er­ously were: Tomkin­son Heat­ing; North­wood; Natwest; JTAPE; The White Room; Cheshire Gap; Sim­ply Bliss; Gurkha Din­ing; The Quint Group; Marks and Spencer; Stonier In­sur­ance; B&M; Bollin Dale En­gi­neer­ing; Be Beau­ti­ful; RBS Ch­ester­gate; Domi­nos; The Su­per­bike Fac­tory; Cor­po­rate Ac­count­ing So­lu­tions; Peaks and Plains Hous­ing Trust; Cir­cus Starr and Vir­gin trains.

David Flavell, sta­tion man­ager at Silk 106.9, said: “Ev­ery­one at the sta- tion has been over­whelmed by the re­sponse of the busi­ness com­mu­nity.

“In an in­stant peo­ple lost their lives, be­came badly in­jured and at least 50 peo­ple lost their jobs when the mill was com­pletely de­stroyed. Bosley is at the heart of our com­mu­nity and we wanted to do some­thing to help.”

Among other fundrais­ing events that have taken place in the last week was Wild Boar Clay Pi­geon Club Shoot, which saw £3,100 do­nated to the ap­peal.

Mean­while, or­gan­is­ers of Cheshire Game and Angling Fair, which takes place at Peover Park, Over Peover, on Sun­day, Au­gust 16, are sup­port­ing the ap­peal.

●● Win­ners Mid­dlewich Young Farm­ers Club

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