Mayoral Reception at Bolton Town Hall to give thanks to those involved in the Armed Forces Day / Help for Heroes events on Saturday June 26th 2010

This evening our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE and Training Officer Elaine Gilliland attended a Mayoral Reception at Bolton Town Hall to give thanks to representatives of all the many organisations involved in the Bolton Armed Forces Day / Help for Heroes events on Saturday 26th June 2010.

As regular readers will know the team was fully involved in the 30 mile and 6.9 mile running events for the Help for Heroes Charity, with Elaine being the first home runner in the 30 mile event. (See website ’news’ entry for Saturday 26th June 2010)

The Mayor and Mayoress of Bolton, Cllr John Byrne and (His wife) Cllr Lynda Byrne welcomed all present to the Mayors Chamber, with the Mayor Cllr John Byrne giving his thanks to all for the undoubted success of the day.

Sgt Stephen Baldam of Greater Manchester Police, the organiser of the 30 mile and 6.9 mile running events, as well as being a successful participant in the 30 mile event, then presented jointly with the Mayor, framed Photographs of the runners to all the groups that had taken part in the runs, including Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, the British Army, and Bolton MRT (We had three runners involved)

Our framed photographs were accepted with thanks by our Team Leader, and will now be placed on the walls of our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ.