Edgworth Real Ale Festival Committee members in ‘Official’ handover of Team Boat and Water Search and Rescue Equipment

This evening four members of the Edgworth Real Ale Festival Committee were our special guests at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ when they visited to preside over their ’Official’ handover to the team of our semi rigid inflatable boat and six sets of water search and rescue equipment.

All of this was kindly provided by the ERAF Committee members through a very generous donation of £6,000.00 to the team arising from the 2009 Edgworth Real Ale Festival.

On hand to meet and thank our honoured guests were Team Chairman Ken Oakes, Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE, Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon, Training Officer Elaine Gilliland, Equipment Officer (and Regional MR Water search and Rescue Officer) Fred Taylor and nine other team members.

The team has pledged to support the 2010 Edgworth Real Ale Festival over the weekend of Friday to Sunday 24th to 26th September, at the Barlow Institute, Edgworth, by holding a Team vehicle and equipment demonstration on each day, and providing as we did last year, bar staff for the early part of Saturday evening.

During their visit, the four ERAF Committee members present promised further support of the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team throughout 2010, keep watching the this website for news of this magnificent support.

(Please also see website ’news’ articles dated Wednesday 2nd December 2009, Friday / Saturday / Sunday 25th, 26th 27th September 2009 and Thursday 20th August 2009)