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Bolton Wanderers Attempt at Breaking a Record


There is no doubt that Bolton Wanderers are well known for their passionate support of the community. Last night, they were joined by residents from the city and surrounding areas to try and break the world record for the largest group of carol singers. More than 10,000 people gathered alongside Bolton Wanderers players to try and break the world record for the largest group of carol singers. The football team in partnership with Bolton Council and the University of Bolton held their 'Big Bolton Carol Concert' last night.

Residents from the city and surrounding areas were invited to join the full squad and special guests for a night of potentially record-breaking Christmas cheer at the University of Bolton stadium. The turnout was not quite enough to beat the current world record of 25,272 singers, which was set by Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir in Nigeria in 2014. Although the evening didn't break a world record, the crowd did raise more than £7,000 for charities across the region.


Although, all the funds rose, will be shared equally between Bolton Wanderers in the Community, Urban Outreach Bolton, Backup North West, Age UK Bolton, and 1 point North West. The Facebook page has received over 100 comments from attendees asking them to make it an annual event, with many saying they want another attempt to break the record. Overall Bolton Wanderers Football Club is a professional football club based in Horwich, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in EFL League One. Additionally, the club played at Burnden Park for 102 years from the year 1895 after moving from their then-original home at Pike's Lane. All this effort into breaking the record brings a sense of unity between the fans and the players at Bolton Wanderers which further strengthens their relationship.