Team Life Vice President Tony McNally at Bolton Town Hall to receive framed photographs as thanks for our part in events linked to Help for Heroes Charity Run and Armed Forces Day in Bolton 2012

On Saturday 23rd June 2012, team members were out in force to support a charity run, organised and co-ordinated by Greater Manchester Police to raise funds for the Help for Heroes Charity. (See website ‘news’ report dated the same)

The team had previously taken part in similar events on Saturday 7th November 2009, Saturday 26th June 2010 and Saturday 25th June 2011 (See website ’news’ items), all of which have involved our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE in regular planning and liaison meetings with the overall organiser Sgt Stephen Baldam of GMP, Ian Bailey of GMFRS, the British Army and Bolton Council.

The team provided Standby Rescue Cover, moorland checkpoints, water stations and marshalling for the run today which is linked linked in its content to Commando Training activities in the Second World War.

This afternoon our Team Life Vice President Tony McNally attended a small presentation ceremony at Bolton Town Hall, in the presence of the Mayor of Bolton, to receive from GMP Stephen Baldam, a framed photograph of this years event, also presented to representatives of GMP and GMFRS present today, all as thanks for the Police, Fire and Mountain Rescue being involved in this annual event.

Tony extends his thanks to GMP Sgt Stephen Baldam and the Mayor of Bolton for their hospitality today.

The framed photograph will be placed on display at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ.