Visit to Lowton St Mary’s Junior School, Leigh, Greater Manchester

On Wednesday 14th July Life Vice President , Tony McNally, was invited to attend the end of term assembly at Lowton St Mary’s School along with several other representatives from local and national charities. Each year the school has chosen a charity and throughout the school year has organised a series of events to raise money for their chosen charity. Earlier this year Tony had visited the school along with the Team’s Training Officer, Elaine Gilliland to talk to Year 1 about the work of a Search and Rescue Team. Amongst Year 1’s fundraising activities was an event where the Year 1 children brought toys into school which then “got lost” with the children having to search to find the lost and missing toys; parents supporting this and other events to help raise money.

During the assembly each charity was presented with a cheque from the year that had supported them. Bolton Mountain Rescue Team received a fantastic cheque for £160.00, a superb amount raised by a group of young people a little over six years of age! The class in return were presented with a commemorative plaque from the Team.

The school made presentations to six other charities with a total of over £2,400 being donated to the school’s chosen charities,

The Team wishes to thank Headteacher Mrs Lynne Baker, Class Teacher Mr Connor Glyn and of course all the Year 1 children for their kind and substantial support for the Bolton MRT.