May 5 2016
Horwich Inner Wheel Club President, Mrs Kathleen Pyle, very kindly chose Bolton Mountain Rescue Team as her charity to support during her year in office. Our President, Bob Hutchinson, went along to their club meeting in September 2015 to tell them about our organisation, and our team member, Mark Scott, accompanied by Team Secretary, Gillian Gregory, was honoured to officially open their fundraising Coffee Morning at Horwich RMI Club in November 2015.
Gillian was contacted in April by Kathleen to invite a representative of Bolton Mountain Rescue Team to their lunchtime meeting today at Ridgmont House, Horwich. Her year as President had come to an end and she wished to present a cheque to the team from the year’s fundraising activities.
Our Equipment Officer (Base & Catering), Paul Copley, was pleased to accept the invitation to join the Club members for lunch, give them an update on our work, and then receive the cheque. He was very pleasantly surprised to be presented with a cheque for £3,000, an absolutely marvellous total raised with a great deal of effort by the Horwich Inner Wheel Club members. This donation will be used to purchase equipment used in rope rescues by the team.
Bolton Mountain Rescue Team members are all delighted that Horwich Inner Wheel Club has shown such magnificent support of our work and wish to pass on their sincere thanks to all Club members.