Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team has received a much-needed injection of cash from Pickering-based, Wayside Holiday Park.

Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team is an manned by around 40 volunteers serving an area of 2100 square miles and responding to calls for help at least once a week. The nature of the calls can range from assisting the police with searches for vulnerable persons through to the classic hill rescues on the North York Moors.

Annually, the team needs to raise funds of around £30,000 to be able to survive and provide the service to the area. Money has previously been raised through fundraising events and street collections. Wayside Holiday Park has generously agreed to support the team over a three year period by donating an undisclosed sum. Mark Goodson Managing Director of Wayside Holiday Park commented: “The Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team provide a vital service to the communities of North and East Yorkshire. It is important that the Team continue to be able to provide high-quality services and I’m proud that Wayside Holiday Park is able to contribute to the future of this essential emergency service”.

Ian Hugill, spokesperson for Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, said: “We’re delighted that this local business has recognised the importance of the service that we provide and that they are prepared to provide us with a financial cushion. The Team still needs to raise cash to meet our annual running costs, but the sum from Wayside does give us a little breathing space.”

20 members of Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team recently received the Jubilee Medal and the Team received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from Lord Crathorne in a ceremony at their base in Snainton, near Scarborough.

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