On a clear but cold Sunday morning the Mayor's Mile Charity Walk was official started with The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton led by two Masai warriors dressed in authentic outfits from Kenya. The Masai warriors ensured that the walk around the Bolton Town Hall was not interrupted by any stray lions that may have been out for a morning stroll. Accompanying the warriors were a couple of 8ft tall kangaroos and the Dhol Fusion from Swaminarayan Mandir, Deane Road. The Mayor's office had specifically asked for the Dhol Fusion as on a previous event the Mayor had been so impressed by them that he wanted them to start off the day and lead the procession.
On the day various groups completed the walk from the armed forces, community groups and members of the public. Stalls were setup displaying information from local groups and face painting was provided by YMCA. Bolton Interfaith Council had arranged for a photographer to take photos and instantly print them on a portable photoprinter for the public to takeaway with them.
The day had been very successful and many people participated despite the cold.