May 9 2009
Today our Support Group held its first Spring Fayre, at St Mary’s Church Hall, Horwich, and initial reports are that it was a total success.
With Support Group member Johanne Lamb at the helm, our entire Support Group has been organising this event for months, and all turned up today with a multitude of other helpers.
A very wide variety of stalls were on hand to the many visitors, which included a guest visit by the Mayor of Horwich.
It was nice to see a large number of ex team members on the stalls, including Ted Morgan, Daine Blakeley and her mother, Geoff Yates, Gill Leigh, and Mike Williamson.
Towards the end of the afternoon, members from our Call Out list membership visited the Spring Fayre direct from providing standby rescue cover at the Belmont Fell Races, just in time to hear the results of our grand raffle in association with the Spring Fayre. Big thanks to Support Group member Iain Clarkson for organising this.
The Call Out List membership wishes to extend its thanks to the following Support Group members for turning up and helping out with todays event; Team President Bob Hutchinson and his wife Janet, Iain Clarkson, Diane Blakeley and her mum, Howard and Teresa Gilliland, Gillian Gregory, Dorothy Jenkins, Hazel Kennedy and her mum, Johanne Lamb and her sister and her son, Gill Leigh, Ali Shepperd and Tina Tennant.
Team President Bob Hutchinson welcomes the Mayor of Horwich, Cllr Tom Farmer and the Mayoress to our Fayre
Friend of the team Hilary Hall on the book stall
Cake lady (and Garrys nemesis) Teresa Gilliland ensures no-one walks past without buying a cake
Hazel Kennedy and her mum proudly display the results of their baking spree
Even family members were “volunteered” to help, here is Hazel Kennedys nephew, Jordan, and Elaines Gillilands nephew, Justyn, wondering how their aunts talked them in to this!
Support Group member Johanne Lamb with her mum & dad and friend Laura, and to the right Tina Tennant & and her mum Ali Sheppard both of our Support Group
Support Group member Iain Clarkson busy selling raffle tickets
Keep watching our website for the important news of how much the Support Groups Spring Fayre raised for the team, it’s still being counted but early news is that it’s well over £500.00