Rescue team answers call from princes

nbua-28-07-11-mountainrescueday - A youngster gets help with an activity from a mountain rescue volunteer during an adventure day held last week. The day was organised by the mountain and cave rescue teams of the Peak District in support of three charities associated with Princes William and Harry. Photo contributed.
nbua-28-07-11-mountainrescueday - A youngster gets help with an activity from a mountain rescue volunteer during an adventure day held last week. The day was organised by the mountain and cave rescue teams of the Peak District in support of three charities associated with Princes William and Harry. Photo contributed.
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Peak District mountain and cave rescue teams have answered a call from Prince William for all the charities he and his brother Prince Harry supports to work together.

The Prince is patron of Mountain Rescue England & Wales as well as children’s charities Centrepoint, which helps the socially excluded, and Child Bereavement, which helps families through the loss of a child, or children through bereavement. Wellchild, supporting children and families affected by serious illness, is backed by Harry.

The adventure day on Friday brought all four organisations together as the rescue teams showed children associated with the Princes’ charities activities including a high ropes course, hill walking, caving, mock rescues and abseiling.

Children were taken to events, run by the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO), at Castleton, Buxton and Hope in mountain rescue vehicles.

Neil Roden, Chairman of the PDMRO, said: “We’re happy to take on this challenge and try to provide a very special day for all those involved.”