Rescuers given £3,000 boost

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MOUNTAIN Rescue volunteers have received a £3,000 donation from Rotary Club members in the Peak District.

Hope Valley Rotarians invited representatives of Edale Mountain Rescue along to their meeting to receive the cheque and give a demonstration of their work - which had a surprise in store for rotary district governor Peter Moralee.

A club spokesman said: “Edale Mountain Rescue’s Neil Chapman described how his team would stretcher an injured person to safety. Neil suggested that Peter would make an ideal rescue candidate for a demonstration and his team proceeded to strap Peter into a stretcher and zip him into a sleeping bag.”

After Peter had been released, the mountain rescue volunteers were presented with their cheque.