May 21 2006
Following on from the previous standby rescue cover, which had commenced early in the morning, team members went on to provide standby rescue cover at the annual sponsored Rivington Pike walk, organised by Horwich New Heart Club, to raise money for the New Heart Appeal. 134 people took part in the event following a waymarked course from Rivington Hall Barn, to Rivington Pike & return.
Torrential rain greeted the walkers, who despite low temperatures and very wet conditions, all successfully completed the walk. 18 team members were directly on hand in 4 team vehicles, to provide cover with others available via pager if required, but the team’s services were not needed. The team is grateful to Horwich New Heart Club for a donation of £50 following our involvement in this year’s event.
The team will be providing standby rescue cover for this same event next year, on Sunday May 20th 2007.