Cumbria

National mountain rescue organisation receives £15k donation

Kendal MRT Chair, Dagmar Johnson among others
Image caption Mrs Johnson said she was "eternally grateful" for all donations

The Kendal Mountain Rescue Team has received a donation of £15,000, on behalf of the national organisation.

The donation, made by clothing manufacturer Montane, has been raised over the past two years by selling specialist clothing.

Kendal MRT Chair Dagmar Johnson said: "This kind of national support eases the financial pressure on teams."

The charity relies on donations to cover the annual running costs of about £45,000 each year.

The Kendal team accepted the cheque as representative of the national mountain rescue organisation because Montante has its UK showroom in its area.

Mrs Johnson said: "We are also eternally grateful to the local people and businesses who have always supported us and continue to provide so much of the financial backing to our volunteers."

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