‘Final’ press photo launch for Help the Heroes, Bolton Commando Run and associated events on Saturday 26th June 2010

This afternoon Team representatives met up with other representatives taking part in the above events for a press photograph as part of the final advance publicity for Saturday 26th June.

Meeting up first for an audience with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Cllr John Byrne and his wife Lynda Byrne in the Mayoral Chambers, Bolton Town Hall, all present then went on to Bolton Town Hall Square for the press picture for the Bolton News.

Our representatives, Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE (Co-ordinator of the teams major involvement in this event) and Training Officer Elaine Gilliland (Running in the 30 mile Preston to Bolton part of the event, and like all others taking part, doing it whilst carrying a 32lb rucksac and in boots!) took the opportunity to thank the Mayor and Mayoress for their recent very kind personal £20.00 donation to the team when they attended the Team Eagley Bank event on Saturday 12th June 2010. (See news item dated the same)

Present at the press picture alongside Garry and Elaine were;
Warrant Officer Peter Rhodes, British Army, Sgt Stephen Baldam of GMP (The overall organiser of this event and runner in the 30 mile part of the event), the Clown Fish Mascot from Blue Planet Aquarium, John Edwards from the Royal Artillery Association (Bolton Branch) and Brian Wiggans GMFRS, alongside of course the Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton.

Come along and cheer on the runners from the Preston to Bolton and Winter Hill to Bolton events as they enter Bolton Town Hall Square on Saturday afternoon, June 26th 2010.