Another kind donation honouring Joan and Len Charles recent Golden Wedding Anniversary, this time from Mr Graham Schofield

On Sunday 2nd November 2014, we reported within the ‘News’ section of our website that Len and Joan Charles, long time supporters of the Team (since the late 1980s) and parents of very long serving team member Gillian Leigh (nee Charles), celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Gillian their daughter had arranged a secret surprise for her parents in that they would be collected and driven to their celebratory meal in one of our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances.

Accordingly our President Bob Hutchinson and equally long serving team member Diane Blakeley arrived at Len and Joan’s home in Breightmet, Bolton in our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance Bolton Mobile 1, to collect them.

On Sunday 9th November 2014, we reported that our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE received a wonderful letter and a substantial donation via Gillian Leigh from her mum and dad, Joan and Len Charles, an extract reads;

This was truly a magnificent and wonderful total surprise to all of us in the team, and such a thoughtful and very kind way of celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Today we are very pleased to announce that via the Charities Aid Foundation, we have received a further kind donation to celebrate Len and Joan’s Golden Wedding Anniversary, this time from Mr Graham Schofield of Oare, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Mr Graham Schofield has made a very thoughtful donation to the team in lieu of presents at Len and Joan’s wedding anniversary, of £59.36p, for which the entire team membership extends its sincere thanks.