Team accepts into service two new items of team member clothing thanks to a fantastic donation from the ASDA Foundation ‘ Supporting Your Local Community.’

Today with thanks to a substantial donation from the ASDA Foundation ’Supporting Your Local Community,’ the team accepted into service the latest item of Team Issue personal equipment, namely fifty pairs of Keela Munro Black Salopettes (Complete with High Visibility safety stripes, team badge and ASDA sponsorship logo) and fifty pairs of Keela 5000 Rainlife (Over) Trousers (Complete with High Visibility safety stripes, team badge and ASDA sponsorship logo)

Both waterproof clothing items complement our already comprehensive Team issue personal equipment, and further enhance the image of the team, whilst protecting our team members from inclement weather.

In early December 2010, we reported that our Team Life Vice President Tony McNally has been in contact with the Astley Bridge, Bolton store of ASDA for a number of months regarding any developments from a meeting between Tony and Christine Baldwin, Community Colleague, ASDA, Astley Bridge, Bolton, on Thursday 5th August 2010 (See website ’news’ item dated the same) when Christine kindly offered to investigate what support the ASDA store could give to Bolton MRT via the ASDA Foundation Sponsorship Programme.

On Friday 3rd December 2010 Tony was informed that the Astley Bridge, ASDA store had secured support for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team, through the ASDA Foundation Sponsorship Programme, furthermore the support gained was in the form of an absolutely fantastic £10,000.00 donation for team clothing to replace some older team clothing, enhance other areas of team clothing and to provide some completely new items of clothing to the team.

On 10th December 2010, our Team Life Vice President Tony McNally and the teams Honorary Secretary (and stalwart Support Group member) Gillian Gregory, welcomed to our Ladybridge Hall, Bolton, Base / HQ, Paul Wilcox, Store Manager and Christine Baldwin, Store Community Colleague, who then kindly handed over a fantastic cheque for the wonderful amount of £10,000.00.

The Bolton Mountain Rescue Team would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank the Astley Bridge, Bolton, ASDA store and the ASDA Foundation Sponsorship Programme for its very kind tremendous support of Bolton MRT.

We would also like to especially thank Christine Baldwin, Community Colleague, and Paul Wilcox, Store Manager, both of ASDA Astley Bridge, for their personal involvement in gaining this huge donation for the Bolton MRT.
The ASDA Astley Bridge is also a regular store collection point for the team, thanks to the support of the store management in allowing the team to collect at this venue.

An ’Official Handover’ of these garments is now being organised at the ASDA Astley Bridge store, and will be reported here shortly.

(Please also see website ’news’ article dated 10th December 2010)