Feb 5 2009
On the morning of 5th February 2009, four team members, Ken Oakes, Fred Taylor, George Pike and Elaine Gilliland travelled in one of the team vehicles to the Sutton Estate Community Centre in Bolton to receive a donation from C.A.L.L. On arrival at the Community Centre, we were met by Gillian Gregory, the team secretary and member of the team Support Group.
C.A.L.L. (Charities at Local Level), based on the Sutton Estate, have organised various events to celebrate the official opening of their Community Centre in October 2008 including raffles, face painting, football, cakes & refreshments, book sale, tombola, games and the sale of bric-a-brac. The group has selected Bolton Mountain Rescue Team as their nominated charity of the year.
We were all welcomed by David Green, Housing Officer of William Sutton Homes, (part of Affinity Sutton) who showed us into the office boardroom and warmed us all with a welcome cup of tea.
David then presented our Chairman, Ken, with a fantastic donation of £255.60 (raised during the celebration events by C.A.L.L.).
All members of the team and support group would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of C.A.L.L. for their hard work and generosity in raising funds for the team and wish them all the best with their Community Centre activities.