May 13 2009
At the beginning of April we were approached by Greg Wood who had been invited to a fancy dress party with a theme of Superheroes. He wanted to avoid the usual Spiderman and Superman costumes, and hit on the idea of going as a representative of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team who, in his words, “certainly merit the term heroes”. We provided him with some appropriate material, including a collecting tin, which he requested, to hang around his neck and seek donations from other partygoers.
The outfit was a success and made quite an impression on other revellers – one lady kept putting money in the tin every time Greg passed her with the explanation that her husband is not a careful walker and will, inevitably, one day need the services of a Mountain Rescue Team!
Photo shows “Superheroes” Greg Wood with NEO from The Matrix?!?
Although most revellers had very little money with them, when the hangover cleared after the party, Greg was able to donate the sum of £23.32 to Bolton Mountain Rescue Team. Thank you, Greg, for coming up with a novel way of raising awareness of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, whilst also raising money and having fun at the same time.