Team announces full support for Help For Heroes Charity Run (Commando Run) Saturday 7th November 2009.

The team has been approached and we readily accepted by Sergeant Steve Baldam, GMP, Event Organiser, to provide stand by rescue cover for the Winter Hill and adjoining moorland part of the Help For Heroes Charity Run (Commando Run) on Saturday 7th November 2009.

This event will involve approximately forty runners who are all members of HM Armed Forces and the Police Service from Bolton Division (K) of Greater Manchester Police.

The run in aid of the Help For Heroes (Support for our Wounded) Charity, will take the form of the original Commando test that candidates for the Commandos undertook during the Second World War, and will involve all the runners carrying 36lb in their rucksacs, whilst covering a 6.9 miles running route wearing boots !

The start for the event will be the summit of Winter Hill, with the finish in Victoria Square, Bolton.

All runners are due to depart Winter Hill summit at 10.30am and are expected to arrive in Victoria Square by 12.00 midday. Here there will be a planned presentation by The Mayor of Bolton, Chief Superintendent Hartley the local GMP Commander and a Senior Officef from the British Army.

Within Victoria Square, Bolton, there will be many activities to raise awareness of the Help For Heroes Charity and of course to raise money for this important charity, including a Climbing Wall, Football Shootout Game, a display by HM Forces and Bolton FM Radio.

Donations for the runners can be made through Sergeant Steve Baldam at the South Neighbourhood Policing Team at GMP Farnworth Police Station, or through the Help For Heroes website or the Just Giving website address,

Bolton MRT team members will be on hand to support the runners as they set off from Winter Hill summit and head across the moorlands on their way to Bolton, once their exact route is known we will announce it on this website, and we hope many people will line their route to give them a cheery wave and support.