Mole Country Stores at Fauld, near Tutbury, raised £270 for the team in a event day held on Good Friday.
On the day, various stallholders were invited to come along and put on displays and give talks. This included displays of farm animals, owls and birds of prey, as well as craft stalls and a BBQ providing fresh local produce. The rescue team also brought along their incident control vehicle and demonstrated some of the specialist equipment used in mountain rescue operations. Derby Mountain Rescue were chosen as the sponsored charity for the event as the store provides supplies and equipment to farmers and people who live in quite isolated areas where the team can be called on to provide emergency services.
The profits from the day were presented to team members Robin Knott and Andy Lamb by the store’s Sarah Epton, who organised the event.
A team spokesman said: “We’re very grateful to Sarah and Mole Country Stores for supporting us. The day was well attended and we even got to show off a few basic rescue skills when a wheelchair user got stuck in soft grass!”.
Despite the fact that most people found it unusual to see mountain rescue in the area, the team had in fact carried out a number of callouts in the region in the previous month. As the snow had fallen, making access to the more remote parts of the area very difficult, the team had used their 4x4 vehicle to get Community Nurses to and from their vital appointments.
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