Dec 10 2009
Today callout list members Matthew Hailwood and Mark Scott attended a book
launch at the University of Bolton.
They had been invited because they are
both featured in the book – called “Leap” – by a photographer Ian Beesley
who has a national reputation as a documentary photographer and is a
lecturer in photography at the University.
The theme of the book is people from all walks of life (some famous, some not) pictured mid-leap and when asked Mark and Matthew obliged in full team kit including rucksacks and helmets!
It was made in a collaborative venture between the University and
Bolton Lads and Girls Club. Many celebrities are featured in the book
including the world famous Bolton boxer Amir Khan. Amir is shown in the
picture being interviewed for BBC 1’s Northwest Tonight. He and his dad
chatted briefly with Mark about Bolton Mountain Rescue as he signed Mark’s
copy of the book on the page featuring Mark leaping.
The book is available from Waterstones and Sweeten’s bookshops in Bolton,
priced £9.99, with all profits going to Bolton Lads and Girls Club.