Walkers raise cash for team

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FUNDRAISERS ran and walked for charity in an event to boost funds for Woodhead mountain rescue team.

Two hundred people headed to the moors above Penistone and Holmfirth to complete one of four routes – a 4.5-mile family walk, 16- and 23-mile treks and a 16-mile run.

Team secretary and event organiser, Phil Newing, said “All our kit has to be paid for by donations from members of the public, legacy and fundraising.

“Supporting the team in fundraising is just as important as being on the hill doing the mountain rescue stuff.

“Raising the money to provide our essential service is becoming harder month by month and without this kind of public support we would find ourselves struggling to help out local communities.”