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Boston's big in Japan

Did you know that Boston's big in Japan? Well, it is in the city of Hakusan at least. There has been an exchange visit relationship with Hakusan for the past 23 years.

And that relationship will be renewed this year, when visitors from Japan arrive in Boston, and next year when young ambassadors from here go to Hakusan.

Students and their parents have been working hard to raise funds for their trip to Japan in July 2019. Plans are well underway to arrange a full itinerary in readiness for Japanese guests who arrive in Boston this July for an action-packed ten-day stay.

Mrs Sinaha Wells won the latest 50:50 fundraising draw organised by the Hakusan City Exchange and she receives £58. The draw took place at the recent Medium Night - an audience with spiritual medium Cheryl Perkins - enjoyed by all who attended Rochford Tower Hall.

The evening raised more than £700 towards next year's educational and cultural trip to Japan.

The Exchange thanked the manager and staff at B&M Home Store in Boston for allowing them to pack customer shopping over the Easter weekend.

The next fundraising event will be a car boot sale on Sunday, April 22, from 8am until 2.30pm at Boston College Car Park. Pitches are £5, no advance booking required. There will be a Rock and Roll Night at The Danny Flear Centre on September 8.

If you would like to make a donation or support the Exchange please contact Clare or Steve at the Hakusan City Exchange at


B and M Bagpack 30 Mar 2018 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser window

Some of the Boston/Hakusan bag packers who raised funds at B&M