Sep 17 2009
It is with regret that we publicly announce that the team (after much deliberation) has now ceased to operate its 250 Club monthly fundraising draw, with effect from October 2009.
Started in October 1984 by Team member at the time (and Team Supporters Group group member as it was then called) Dave Dorgan, with the first draw taking place in December 1984, our 250 Club started out as the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team 100 Club.
Drawn every month since, and expanded in the 1990s to become our 250 Club, each month 50% of the total income goes out in prize money, with the results published within the fundraising area of our website.
The team retains the remaining 50% of the income on a monthly basis, with individuals paying £1.00 per number per month to take part in the draw.
Over the years a great many supporters have remained with our 100 / 250 Club including many original members, our Team Leader Garry Rhodes and President Bob Hutchinson amongst them.
Due to changes in the statement information we now receive from our bank, and increasing difficulties in the administration of our 250 Club, it was decided recently to wind up the 250 Club.
Our Treasurer Johanne Lamb is currently trying to contact as many members as possible to inform them of our decision, and to thank them for their valued and much appreciated support of the team over the years.
If you are a member of our 250 Club, then our Treasurer kindly requests that with effect from October 2009 you cancel any standing order / debit arrangement you have with regards to our 250 Club.
It remains to thank Dave Dorgan for coming up with this fundraising idea which has served the team very well over the years, and for all those Team Treasurers since 1984 who have administered and overseen the success of our 250 Club, amongst them being (in no particular order) Diane Blakeley, Ann Shaw, Ged Clarke, Mark Scott and Joanne Stones.