We’ve previously mentioned (News – 31st Oct 2020) that the Team has been awarded almost £11,000 from the Co-op Community Fund. This amount was raised by Co-op members via their spending at many Co-op stores across our area. Today three of our volunteers – Alison, Ken and Mike were at just one of those stores, in Stokesley, to receive a cheque for £10,991.37p!
Steven Lee, the Stokesley Co-op Duty Manager, was on hand to present the cheque at the store. He paid tribute to the work of the Team and to the Co-op members who have so generously backed our cause over 12-months.
Eileen Driver, Co-op National Members Council, said ‘It is tremendous for communities to have received almost £11,000 for the heroic Mountain Rescue Team. The Co-op is a terrific business model for our community.’
Mike Gallagher, the Team’s lead officer for Water & Flood Rescues, said ‘This is a massive and very welcome donation and on behalf of everyone at Cleveland Mountain Rescue a big thank you to everyone at the Co-op Community Fund and the many members at a range of stores across our area who chose us as their nominated charity. The Co-op donation is being used to support our Water and Flood Rescue training which is a significant and costly commitment.
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