Team member Neil Aspinall stands down

Team member Neil Aspinall, aged 37 of Chorley, stood down from the Call Out list membership today after serving the team as a dedicated team member since he first joined the team in January 2001.

Latterly Neil has been our Equipment Officer with specific responsibilities for looking after our four team Landrover Ambulances, our Catering Trailer and our Control Trailer.

Neil brought to the team considerable local knowledge of the Rivington and adjacent areas, and also his experiences prior to joining the team as a Voluntary Ranger in the West Pennine Moors with the Lancashire County Council West Pennine Moors Ranger Service.

It’s not an understatement to say that Neil also brought his strength to the team, and stretcher carries will probably be just a little harder now he’s no longer in the carrying team.

Neil hopes to rejoin the team again once his personal circumstances allow, but in the meantime he is taking a complete break from the team membership.
We wish Neil and his wife Mandy (who also gave sterling support to the team via our Support Group) all the very best and will no doubt cross paths when we see them both at Rivington out with their dogs on the moorland paths.

Until formal elections take place in September, Neil’s role as our Equipment Officer (Vehicles) is being looked after by team member Chris Greenhalgh, who is no stranger to the role having assisted Neil in this important job during Neil’s tenure in post.