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Interview with Mike Park MBE – Mountain Rescue

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Mike Park is a leader of The Cockermouth, Lake District Mountain rescue team, and he has recently been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mike Park MBE - In his element!

46-year-old Mike, who works as a land surveyor in Cumbria, took some time out of his day to have a chat with me about his life with Mountain Rescue, how he feels about the award, and to give some tips on what to take to stay safe on the hills!

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Mountain Rescue Put The Fun Back Into Fundraising

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For anyone near the Lancashire region, here are some of the great activities our friends at the Lancashire division of the Mountain Rescue are holding this month.If you’re not near the north of England, then don’t worry, we will follow nationwide events, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!

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Twirlies Tour (It’s Never ‘Twirly’ Or Too Late To Donate!)

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In May 2011 two long-standing members of mountain rescue, Judy Whiteside and Gail Todd walked from Coast to Coast in aid of Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW)

Judy and Gail in their finest Paramo!

Because Mountain Rescue are a self funded organization, they operate with no government funding what so ever, which means they have to fundraise all the money needed to operate themselves to operate the teams.Their aim was to raise £5000 for a benevolent fund; but they are still in need of funds to hit their target! Literally every penny will help someone who has been hurt volunteering to help someone in trouble- so we need GO Outdoors lovers to dig deep!

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