Bolton cancer charity supported by Our Space, Your Place

Bolton Cancer Voices is singing for success after receiving a donation from David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme.

Bolton Cancer Voices performing with members of other local choirs, cancer professionals and the brass band Besses’o’th’Barn

The housebuilder’s scheme, which offers support to community groups in the region through volunteer time or funding, provided £500 to help with the daily running costs of the charity choir. The money will also be used to purchase new polo shirts to give the choir an identifiable image when performing.

Bolton Cancer Voices provides a positive environment for its 40 members, all of whom are cancer patients and survivors. The choir enables those involved to enjoy the challenges and exhilaration that come from performing and have a focus aside from their illness.

Steve Jackson, Our Space, Your Place Project Coordinator at David Wilson Homes North West, comments: “At David Wilson Homes, we are dedicated to building strong communities in areas surrounding our developments. Bolton Cancer Voices is vital to its members and a place for them to meet people in similar situations to themselves, so we are delighted to be helping this inspiring charity continue its vital work.”

Karen Elliott, chair of Bolton Cancer Voices, adds: “At Bolton Cancer Voices we aim to help make cancer patients happy by providing an uplifting environment, which in turn helps them with their treatments.

“As we don’t charge any membership fees, we rely on fundraising and grants to keep Bolton Cancer Voices going. We are therefore very grateful to David Wilson Homes North West for the generous donation as it enables us to continue the choir which we know has a positive impact on our members’ lives.”

For more information about Bolton Cancer Voices please call Karen Elliott on 01204 595562/ 07773 164235.

David Wilson Homes North West’s Our Space, Your Place scheme helps community groups with donations of volunteer time and funding. The latest round of applications is now open, and local organisations and projects in need of support can apply by visiting For further information on David Wilson Homes North West visit

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