Fundraiser for the Mountain Rescue

22 Jun 2017 | News

We would like to thank all of you who attended the fundraiser on the 10th June.

Starting with a fishing contest for all our fishermen on park and the trophy went to Andy with the biggest catch, weighing in at 16lb 8oz.

The fund raider carried on into the evening with a meat and potato pie and mushy peas, 5 drinks or a bottle of wine and entertainment by way of Barry on his keyboard.

An extremely large and well donated raffle concluded the day and a massive £573.60 was raised and is being donated to the mountain rescue.

A big thank you to all who took part, donated or who had a sore head in the name of charity.

The  Mountain Rescue  team members are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their pals and ensure injured and sick casualties are safely delivered into vital hospital care.

But they also regularly help search for missing children and vulnerable adults, on and off the hills, whilst administering sympathetic support to their families. They search river banks and swift water, and wade chest-deep through flooded urban streets aiding swimmers, kayakers and devastated homeowners.

And, between them, they rescue a frankly stunning number of dogs, cows, sheep and any number of other animals, from all manner of inaccessible places.

All this whilst continuing to practise and hone their first aid skills, technical ropework, water rescue and search management, and maintaining their bases, equipment and vehicles – not to mention taking time to maintain their own fitness. Oh, and did we mention they’re all volunteers?