Lloyds Bank Community Fund update – Only one week left to get those votes in ! So don’t delay do it now ! Please keep voting for us, we need and appreciate your support!

Our regular readers will know that Bolton MRT has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in the north-Bolton / Blackburn area.

By encouraging the public to vote, Bolton Mountain Rescue Team has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000.00 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

The team was very kindly nominated for this award by Lloyds employee Jane Crook, whom we rescued way back in August 1999, following a fall from her mountain bike in Lever Park, Rivington.

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.

As a result of Jane’s, and nominations from others, the Lloyds Community Fund have shortlisted three other local charities within the Blackburn/Bolton community area.

Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank upto Friday 10th October 2014.

The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000.00 with the other groups receiving £2,000.00 £1,000.00 or £500.00 depending on the votes received.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our kind supporters who have added their vote for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team.

We would also like to say a big thank you to colleague MRTs, Search and Rescue Teams and a great many individuals who have re-tweeted our updates on this vote.

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Bolton Mountain Rescue Team and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website

Don’t forget – you can vote for Bolton MRT by tweeting #COMMFUND CKK, or by texting VOTE CKK to 61119.

You can alternatively cast your vote in person at branches of Lloyds at Salmesbury BAE, Blackburn Church St, Blackburn Mill Hill, Darwen and Halliwell (Bolton).

Today our Team Leader received the following communication from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund ;

“Dear Garry Rhodes.

We have just one week left in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund public vote! Now is the time to encourage as many people as you can to vote for your good cause.

Voting will close online, by SMS, and by Twitter at 11.59pm and in branches at the close of business, (times vary locally) on Friday 10 October 2014.

What will happen once voting closes?
We will contact you in the week commencing 3 November with the final voting numbers for your organisation, your rank within your community and the level of Community Fund award your organisation will receive. Your award will be paid by cheque soon after the above date and you will also receive a certificate.

We will announce the results to the public from early November, updating the Community Fund website with the award amounts. We would also like to celebrate those awards in local media and will be in touch nearer the time about this.

We wish you the very best of luck with the remainder of your campaign.

Kind Regards, Community Fund Team.”

Please also see website ‘News’ report dated Monday 29th September 2014.