To raise money for our new theatre, a team from the Octagon are challenging themselves to collectively walk the distance from Bolton to Wembley between 29th October - 4th November.
Based on a true story, the character of Bob Stott in And Did Those Feet walks to Leeds, Huddersfield and finally Wembley to see Bolton Wanderers play in the play offs leading up to the 1923 FA Cup Final. For the final match, to see Bolton Wanderers V West Ham United, Bob walks 212 miles (three furlongs and nineteen yards) all the way from Bolton to Wembley in a new flat cap and his best clogs.
To raise money for our new theatre, Octagon staff members are committing to walk 10,000 steps a day for a week to accumulate the 530,000 steps that will make up the 212 miles from Bolton to Wembley and we are asking our supporters to sponsor us along the way!
Whilst the actors are treading the boards between 29th October - 4th November - the Octagon staff members will be stepping up the fundraising campaign to take us a small step further towards our goal.
50 years ago the people of Bolton literally bought the bricks that built the Octagon and gave us a theatre that Bolton could be proud of. Now we are raising money for our building refurbishment so that we can have a theatre for the future that is fully accessible and can provide wonderful experiences to everyone.
Step in and help by sponsoring our team of walkers here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/octagonwalktowembley