Plaque erected at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ dedicated to the memory of the Late Mr and Mrs Leigh

On Friday 20th July 2012, we reported that on May 26th 2012, Mrs Barbara Leigh very sadly suddenly passed away at the age of 74 years at her home address.

The late Mrs Barbara Leigh was the mother of former team member and ex Deputy Team Leader Ian (‘Micro’) Leigh, and the Mother in Law of Ian’s wife, current team member Gill Leigh.

At her funeral service and committal on Friday June 8th 2012, at Overdale East Chapel, Bolton, it was requested by her family that donations be made to the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team in lieu of flowers.

On Sunday 9th June 2012, we reported the receipt of a very thoughtful £20.00 in this respect from Mr D.J.Pollitt of Paderborn Court, Bolton, a dear friend and neighbour of the late Mrs Barbara Leigh.

On 30th June 2012, a number of kind and thoughtful donations were received by the team totalling £180.00 from family, friends and colleagues of the late Barbara Leigh.

Furthermore on the 18th July 2012 we received a number of individual donations, totalling £50.00 in thoughtful memory of the late Mrs Leigh.

In total the team received donations of £250.00 in lasting memory of the Late Mrs Barbara Leigh, with sincere thanks to all who kindly remembered Mrs Leigh in this much appreciated and thoughtful way.

The late Mrs Barbara Leigh was pre deceased by her husband, the late Mr Eric Edmund Leigh, who passed away on 26th July 2010, with donations to Bolton MRT requested in lieu of flowers at his funeral. (In total £270.00 in donations was received by the Bolton MRT in memory of the late Mr Eric Edmund Leigh)

To honour the kindness of all who have in the past made donations to the Bolton MRT in memory of the Late Mr and Mrs Leigh, today we can announce that a memorial plaque has been erected at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ, “Dedicated To The Lasting Memory of Mr Eric Edmund Leigh and Barbara Leigh.”

Prior to being erected, the plaque was shown in private to Ian Leigh, the son of the Late Mr and Mrs Leigh, and their daughter in law, current team Call Out list member Gill Leigh.

Please also see website ‘News’ reports dated Sunday 9th June 2012, Monday 1st November 2010, Tuesday 7th September 2010, Saturday 28th August 2010 and Friday 20th July 2012.