Feb 6 2008
We are very pleased to announce tonight that the Masonic charity, the East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund Limited, after discussions between their Treasurer, John Crawford and our Secretary, Team Leader and Radio Officer decided to support our team in the purchase of four additional radio sets with integral GPS facility.
This evening, representing the East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund Limited, the Charity of the East Lancashire Mark Freemasons, Treasurer John Crawford and Press & Publicity Officer Trevor Parkin visited the team and presented a fantastic and unexpectedly large donation of £2000.
Pictured L to R: Bolton MRT Chairman Ken Oakes; East Lancashire Mark Freemasons Treasurer John Crawford; Bolton MRT Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE; East Lancashire Mark Freemasons Press & Publicity Officer Trevor Parkin
The team is extremely grateful and very honoured to have received such massive support off the East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund Limited, and would also like to publically express through this website the interest shown in the work of the team by John and Trevor during their evening visit tonight.
The Team take time out of their regular weekly training session to accept the £2000 cheque from the East Lancashire Mark Freemasons.
Masonic charities regularly support the work of our team and we acknowledge & appreciate all such support.
An open invitation has been extended to all members of the East Lancashire Mark Freemasons via their Treasurer John Crawford to visit the team at any time, as well as an open invitation to take part (if they wish) in one of our exercises.
As a foot note, a fifth radio is being purchased by the donations in memory of the Late Jenny Field. A sixth radio is being purchased with donations arising from Dave Healey’s Atlantic Cruise photographic skills !