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Club donate £1,800 to buy mountain rescue equipment

OMRT Adam Knight receives the £1,800 cheque from Clint Elliott, vice president of Saddleworth Rotary Club 

Saddleworth Rotary Club sprang into action when they heard Oldham Mountain Rescue Team needed new safety equipment. 

The club made an £1,800 donation to the mountain rescuers to cover the bulk of the cost of providing essential equipment, including carabiners and webbing to each member of the team.

Over the years there has been a close association between Saddleworth Rotary Club and the volunteer mountain rescue team. It is an essential service made up of local men and women who save lives in the area, and the group depends on charitable donations to provide the level of emergency service required.

Clint Elliott, vice president of Saddleworth Rotary, is pictured with some of the new equipment presenting the cheque to Adam Knight, a section leader and longstanding member of Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.

Receiving the cheque, Adam Knight explained how essential the new equipment was to the team and how it could help save lives, while thanking the Rotary Club for the donation.

Clint Elliott said: "Saddleworth Rotary Club members recognise the commitment of volunteers to an organisation that provides an essential frontline rescue service and were happy to help provide the safety equipment needed.”

Clint expressed the hope that once again the mountain rescue team will attend the Saddleworth Show on June 30, as the public had enjoyed their presence at the show in previous years.

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