Donation presentation with regards to the search on Friday 16th November and Saturday 17th November 2012 for the late Mr John David Rayton

On Friday 16th November 2012, we were involved, under the direction of Rossendale and Pendle MRT, in a multi team large scale search operation to try and locate a missing man, 70 years old John David Rayton, in the Barnoldswick / Gisburn area of Lancashire.

On Saturday 17th November 2012, our specialist Trailing Search dog team was again involved, alongside MRT resources, including Rossendale and Pendle MRT and Bowland Pennine MRT, whilst the rest of the Bolton team was requested to be available for Sunday 18th November.

Sadly the body of David Rayton was located on Saturday 17th November by a member of the public, outside the tasked search areas.

Today at 12.00 noon at the Clegg Street, Haslingden Base / HQ of Rossendale and Pendle MRT, the daughter Janette, and wife Doreen, of the late Mr John David Rayton, along with Genna Holt (Janette’s friend) met with members of Rossendale and Pendle MRT and our team, to give thanks for helping in the search and also to hand over a substantial donation of £800.00 to those involved.

Present from Rossendale and Pendle MRT was Team Leader Peter Goble, Deputy Team Leader Graham Dalley, John Parish, Search Dog Handler Steve Garafalo, Ivy Limbrick and Alwyn Hays.

Representing the Bolton MRT was our Team President Bob Hutchinson.

By previous arrangement and kind agreement the Calder Valley SRT and Oldham MRT who were also present on the search, had decided not to share in the overall donation, so today in agreement with the late Mr John David Rayton’s daughter and wife, the £800.00 donation was handed over to Rossendale and Pendle MRT today, to be shared between them and the Bolton MRT and the Bowland Pennine MRT.

We in Bolton MRT extend our condolences once again to the family of the late Mr John David Rayton (Our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE has previously spoken at length to Janette) and thank them for such a thoughtful and very kind donation to those involved in the search operation.

Please also see website ‘News’ reports dated Tuesday 11th December 2012, Incident 82 Saturday 17th November 2012 and Incident 81 Friday 16th November 2012.