Lecture/presentation to Keep Fit Association of Chorley and Leyland

Tonight the team welcomed twelve members of the Keep Fit Association of Chorley and Leyland to our Ladybridge Hall Base/HQ.

Regular readers of our website may recall that in July 2010 the team visited the KFA of Chorley and Leyland at their meeting place at St Michaels Secondary School, Chorley. At the end of this visit in July 2010, the team was thrilled to receive the news that we had been made their charity of the year and we promptly received a cheque for a fantastic £2,050.00.

With the monies raised, and alongside a donation from the Edgworth Real Ale Festival, the team was able to purchase three brand new SAR Alpine MR Lite stretchers to be used on the team’s brand new vehicles when we took delivery in April 2011.

KFA members were also invited to attend the team’s dedication ceremony in May 2011 where the new vehicles and equipment, including the stretchers, were on show to all who attended.

Unfortunately on the dedication event in May, some of the KFA members were unable to attend, and so we were pleased tonight to welcome the KFA members who hadn’t yet had a chance to see the Search & Rescue equipment that their donation had ultimately purchased.

Long-serving team callout list member Mike Marsh and former team callout list member and Training Officer, Andy Ryding met the group tonight. The group were shown a video presentation on the workings of the team and Mountain Rescue in England and Wales in general, and then went on see the stretchers and the rest of the equipment which is carried on the new vehicles.

At the end of their visit all present gratefully thanked Mike Marsh and Andy Ryding for their hospitality extended during the evening. In turn, we in the team thank all members of the KFA of Chorley and Leyland for their continuing obvious interest in the work of the Bolton MRT.