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11th January 2012 JOLLY LARGE DONATION TO MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM
Teesdale & Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team who cover all of County Durham have been given a large donation by a group of local ladies.
The Wolsingham Jolly Girls presented a cheque for £2700 to Adam Hearn Deputy Team Leader earlier this week. Anne Craven from the Jolly Girls said " We are a group of friends mainly from Wolsingham in Weardale who raise money each year for local good causes. We kept reading in the local press about the work of the rescue team not only in finding missing walkers but also searching for other missing people including the elderly and depressed and thought it would be a good cause to support. The money was raised over the past year by running coffee mornings, pub quizzes, book and cake stalls and a Christmas fayre."
Adam Hearn from the Team said "A donation like this is fantastic and we would like to thank the Jolly Girls for all their efforts over the past 12 months. It currently cost us around £25,000 per year to run the team. We are all volunteers and we need to raise all our own running costs. This money will really help us to continue providing search and rescue throughout County Durham."
PICTURE - The Jolly Girls present the cheque to Adam Hearn
11/01/12 1415 hrs
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