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Wasdale MRT kicks starts the Coast 2 Coast ‘Twirlies on Tour’ – 2nd May 2011

The team will be involved in two events on the Bank holiday Monday following ‘The Big Wedding’.  Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness day is Monday 2nd May and across the country, teams are carrying out various fund raising and safety awareness programmes.  The Coast 2 Coast event is detailed in the attached press release.  Wasdale MRT will be down on the St. Bees beach with our rescue landrover to see the two ladies off as they cross Cumbria and the North East, calling in on all the Mountain Rescue teams as they progress.  They are raising money to fund the completely new England and Wales mountain rescue benevolent fund.  We will then move our vehicle up to the Wasdale Head Hotel with our display boards to meet as many walkers and climbers as possible over what will probably a very busy day.   Please come along to meet the team, say hello and find out a little more about keeping yourself safe on the fells.

Gail Todd and Judy Whiteside (aka Twirlies on Tour)

Gail Todd and Judy Whiteside (aka Twirlies on Tour)

Gail Todd and Judy Whiteside are walking the Coast to Coast route in May, aiming to raise over £5,000 for a new mountain rescue benevolent fund.  As at 12 April 2011 they have raised £1,636 so nearly half way there and not even left the beach yet!Every penny raised will go to help bolster the fund to help volunteer team members in England and Wales who suffer real financial hardships following injuries during training or rescues

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