Mar 23 2011
On Sunday 20th March we reported that young Krisshan Jade Weedall, who has been described as ’Bolton’s youngest busker,’ would be visiting the team tonight to hand over yet another very kind donation to the team.
Just after 7pm this evening she duly arrived in the company of her mum Alison, to be met by our Chairman Craig Lamb and colleague team members.
Krisshan then handed over a fantastic £40.00 donation to Craig, as a result of her busking in Bolton on Saturday 19th March 2011, her first ’busking’ date this year, now spring and warmer weather seems to be upon us.
In an earlier conversation between Krisshan’s mum Alison and Garry our Team Leader, Alison had said that Krisshan would betoo shy to ask, but would love a ride out in one of our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances.
So in a surprise for Krisshan, a trip out was duly arranged in the company of team members Ana Toole and Fred Taylor, who took Krisshan up onto the moorland edge road of Georges Lane and onto the Winter Hill TV Station access road, with Krisshan having a go on the vehicle radio, with a message back to her mum at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ, and of course having a go at putting the blue lights and sirens on !
Here Krisshan and indeed Fred and Ana all got a joint surprise, as they met up with a Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Appliance that had been called out to the report of a moorland grass fire, and was returning to its Chorley Fire Station base.
Basically both ’parties’ asked each other what they were doing up on the moors at night, and when the Fire Crew found out what Krisshan had done for the team, they asked her if she wanted a ride in their Fire Appliance as well, so accompanied by team member Ana Toole (Who couldn’t resist the lure of some Firefighters !) Krisshan got another surprise, and yet more blue lights and sirens !
It wasa very happy Krisshan who returned to our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ later in the evening, to be met by the whole team, who had now arrived for our Wednesday evening training, and who all thanked Krisshan with a big round of applause for her fundraising efforts for the team.
Krisshan then surprised us all, by telling our Team Leader Garry that she wants to raise even more money for the team through her Bolton town centre busking. (so keep watching this website for more news)
It may interest our readers to know that we have nominated young Krisshan for a Bolton at Home ’ Stars of the Community’ ’ Young Person of the Year Award.’ (In which we wish her all good luck)
We would also like to thank Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Chorley Fire Station duty evening crew, for giving Krisshan another surprise on her night out with the team.
Krisshan, aged eleven, of Plodder Lane, Farnworth, a pupil at Harper Green School, has been described by The Bolton News, as Bolton’s ’Youngest Busker.’ (You can see her singing via the Bolton News website, – video links, and also on You Tube)
Krisshan sings on Newport Street, within Bolton town centre, donating a large part of her ’earnings’ to charity. (Her ’spot’ is between Greggs and Greenhalghs, usually on a Saturday)
Since September 2010, uptodate Krisshan has managed to raise the fantastic amountof well over£450.00 for local charities.
Each charity is chosen personally by Krisshan, and so far she has supported the RSPCA, MacMillan Nurses, Kidz 2Gether Horwich (Autistic Children), Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter, Roald-Dahl Foundation for Epileptics, and now Bolton Mountain Rescue Team.
Please also see website ’news’ articles dated Thursday 6th January 2011 and Sunday 20th March 2011.