Buxton mountain rescuers in vehicle appeal
A Peak District mountain rescue team has launched an appeal to help raise funds for a new support vehicle.
The Buxton team wants to replace its "Mobile Two" minibus, which accompanies the front line Land Rover on callouts, with a new four-wheel-drive version.
It will cost nearly £40,000 to purchase and modify the vehicle to transport equipment, rescuers and casualties.
The upgrade will improve the volunteers' ability to respond to incidents in winter.
A spokesman said the team had been saving for the expenditure for some time, but needed help turning the plans into reality.
He said the old vehicle "still has a year or two left in it" and would be converted it into a mobile control room.
The team, which relies entirely on public donations, attends an average of 60 callouts a year.