Sheffield scout group raises money for mountain rescue team

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A Sheffield scout group has raised over £800 for Edale Mountain Rescue Team through a series of fundraising activities.

In one of the events, members of 296 Lodge Moor Scout Group completed a sponsored onesie and pyjama walk through the Porter Valley - generating £716.

Members of the mountain rescue team also received a £149.59 donation for delivering a first aid session for local cubs.

Group Scout Leader, Wendy Thompson, said: “We are very grateful to the team for giving up their time over the years to let the children experience just a snapshot of what the team do.

“A highlight for Beavers is when they bring the rescue vehicles, and the cubs enjoy the ‘stretcher’ situations, especially when their leaders are the casualties.

“The scouts have been involved in simulated rescue situations on Burbage Edge and, as well as being lots of fun, these evenings give the children a valuable insight and awareness into the work of the team.”

Edale Mountain Rescue Team, which has had 70 call-outs this year, relies entirely on donations.