A weekend of fund-raising loveliness!
Two significant events this weekend.
On Saturday morning we welcomed Alex Berry and his family to our base for a look around. Alex undertook a 1,049km bike-packing trip around Wales, including over 14,000m (45,000ft) of ascent (1.5 times the height of Everest), to raise funds for the team and has currently raised well in excess of £1,200 for the team (189% of his original target), for which we are immensely grateful. The donation includes a generous contribution from his employer, WSP to whom we would also like to extend our thanks. Alex and his family had a good look around the base allowing us to demonstrate the equipment we require for our work and toward which his fantastic donation will contribute. Alex’s JustGiving page is still open to donations at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alex-berry9.
Then on Sunday team members attended Wyevale Garden Center in Marple to receive a cheque for just under £2,000 from The Hare & Hounds Classic Car Club who adopted the team as their charity for this year. Another outstanding effort and a huge thank you from the team for all your efforts on our behalf.
Kinder MRT is manned entirely by unpaid volunteers who give up their personal time, not just for call-outs, but also to undertake training in a number of core MR skill areas as well as in a wide range of specialist skills ranging from Advanced First Aid through to Water and Crag Rescue. The team receives no Government funding and its annual running costs of £25K to £30K are covered through fund-raising by the team members, the team’s supporters and other donations from the public. We really couldn’t do what we do without such generous and committed support so thank you all.
If you would like to donate to the team, information on how to do so can be found at http://www.kmrt.org.uk/fundraising/other-ways-to-give/