4th December 2011 DONATION BUYS DEFIBRILLATOR FOR RESCUE TEAM
Donation Buys Defibrillator for Rescue Team
Teesdale and Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team have been presented with a substantial cheque by The Clique, a group of men from the Barnard Castle area who raise money for local charities in there spare time. Peter Elliot an ex member of the group handed over a cheque for £1500 to Chris Roberts Team Leader at a presentation evening last week. Chris Roberts said "I would like to thank everyone in The Clique for this generous donation, without this type of support our search and rescue volunteers would not be able to provide the service they do. I understand most of this money was raised by seven of the group climbing three of the highest peaks in the Lake District, Scafell Pike, Skiddaw and Helvellyn. This was a great achievement especially as the weather was so bad on the day they climbed Scarfell Pike. The money they have kindly donated will buy us a second Defibrillator to allow us to have one on each of our vehicles. This state of the art defib fits into the palm of the hand and weighs practically nothing compared with our older defib which is the size of a small briefcase and is very heavy. This defib is much more likely to be taken out onto the fells. It was also great that Peter presented us with the cheque. Peter has been a great friend to the team over the years raising over £1000 himself in the past from various sponsored running events".
For more information about The Clique visit www.the-clique.org.uk
Photo - Cheque Presentation - Ian Tobbel, Graham Maughan (treasurer) . Peter Elliot, Chris Roberts.
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk