A staggering £1,000 was raised for Derby Mountain Rescue through a charity event organised by Emily Bowler of Arkwright’s Bar in Belper.
Funds were raised by the use of an outdoor bar at the Belper Food Festival with Beers donated from Leadmill and Landlocked Breweries, and charity meat raffle kindly arranged by Farmhouse Kitchen. Of the event, Derby Mountain Rescue volunteer Kev Corcoran said:
“The amount raised is truly tremendous and will go a long way to help us to continue to provide the service that we offer”
Emily added: “We are over the moon at the amount raised. We have such a fantastic and supportive community in Belper and I thank everyone who contributed.”
Derby Mountain Team is a voluntary emergency service and an independent charity. The highly trained volunteers that make up the team are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
The work of the team is varied, dangerous, and requires extensive skills and equipment.
The Derby Mountain Rescue Team operate mainly in the Peak District. The main role is the rescue of injured walkers, cyclists, climbers or any other person in hills, cliffs and rural areas. The team is regularly called further afield and support the police in search for missing persons, the NHS with casualty evacuation, water rescue, animal rescue, and are deployed to any major incident in the country.
Photo: Kev Corcoran of Derby Mountain Rescue, Steve Mellor of Farmhouse Kitchen, Belper Town Mayor Gary Spendlove, Emily Bowler of Arkwrights bar, Mike James of Landlocked Brewery, David Needham.