'Since we first moved to Bolton in 1990 the Octagon has been an important part of our social life. Over the years we have been moved, stimulated and entertained by the wide variety of plays. We even saw an old university friend perform as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. We once met an American who had come to Bolton to watch a play because he had heard of the Octagon’s reputation.
We are looking forward to coming to the new and bigger Octagon and in particular experiencing the bigger bar and finding a lot more toilets!
We were happy to donate because as that American showed us, it is the Octagon that puts Bolton on the map.'