Oldham Mountain Rescue Team receives funding for essential search and rescue equipment
Date published: 24 February 2020
Oldham Mountain Rescue Team
The Oldham Mountain Rescue Team is one of 50 UK charities to receive funding for essential search and rescue equipment, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today (20 February 2020).
The local voluntary organisation, which covers the northern end of the Peak District National Park in the east to Littleborough in the west, has been awarded £23,049.44.
From rescuing people stranded by raging floodwaters to helping locate high risk missing persons, search and rescue teams across the UK carry out lifesaving work every day.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Our rescue boat teams carry out vital work to keep our rivers, lakes and inshore areas safe.
“These inspirational charities and their dedicated volunteers save lives every day, and this additional funding will ensure that they have the craft, equipment, and resources to provide these services year-round.”
Since launching in 2014, the Rescue Grant Boat Fund has provided £5.7 million to 104 charities around the UK.
Oldham Mountain Rescue Team was formed in 1964 and is one of around 53 volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams providing a search and rescue service prepared to help people in difficulties in the wild and remote places of England and Wales.
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