EPIC Ball raises funds for the restoration of Egerton Park
PUBLISHED: 11:43 28 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:43 28 July 2016
A GALA dinner raised almost £8,000 for the restoration of Egerton Park at Bolton.
Rachel Tanner, Sarah Scofield, Donna Ball, Malcolm Cox, Helen Gorman, Margaret Asquith, Julie Slawman and Cllr Carol Swarbrick, Mayor of Bolton
Dennis and Joan Cowen, Julie and Sam Cowen
Belinda and Peter John
Claire Astley, Lisa Griffiths-Wood, Nicola McKay and Louise Griffiths
Jane Chester, Karen Young, Marie Shields, Zoe Thomas, Sam Legge, Sarah Hendley, Nick Green, Karen Park, Julie Tebay and Caroline Scott
John Hampson, Hazel Machin, Amy Cowen, Sarah Walsh, Samantha Connor and Cllr David Greenhalgh
Ian Bunney, Caroline Edwards, Nicola Bunney, Jayne Baun and Lea Edwards
Tony Davies, Rosanne Davies, Karen and Neil Hunter
Joanne and Cllr James Daly
Lesley and David Youngman
The evening, which was held in the Pennine Suite at the Last Drop Hotel, was organised by a commitee set up to support dedicated volunteers. Over three years, the Egerton Park Improvement Committee (EPIC) has attracted over £100,000 of investment and has built a new children’s play area, installed outdoor gym equipment and a zip wire. They would now like to redevelop an old barn with the view to transforming it into a cafe and community meeting place.
David Greenhalgh, a member of the committee, said: ‘It has been a monumental achievement. It is an absolute privilege and pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of volunteers. The support we have had from local businesses, schools and the wider community has been unbelievable, and it has definitely brought us all much closer together.’