In memory of the late Mrs Joan Charles, a former team Support Group member and mother to current team member Gillian Leigh

It is with sadness that we report the recent passing away, following a long illness, of Mrs Joan Charles, on Friday 10th April, aged 71 years.

Joan, along with her husband Len – who survives Joan, were both members of our Support Group in the late 1980s and in to the 1990s, and continued to lend their full support to the team up to current times.

The full and sincere condolences of the team are expressed to Joan’s family, including her husband Len, daughter and current serving team member Gill Leigh, her husband and former team member and ex Deputy Team Leader Ian Leigh, Joan and Lens other daughter Kath, and other family members, friends and colleagues.

A funeral service and committal will take place in Overdale West Chapel, Bolton, on Monday 20th April 2015, at 1.30pm.

Very kindly and thoughtfully in support of the team, donations have been requested in lieu of flowers, to Bolton MRT to honour the memory of Joan.

Please see website ‘News’ reports of Sunday 2nd November, Sunday 9th November and Wednesday 10th December, all 2014, at which the team took part in a little surprise for Joan and Len at their Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations, which also raised a considerable donation to the work of the Bolton MRT.

“We’ll miss your laughter Joan and your wonderful smile and great sense of humour.”