Rescue teams organise adventure day for Princes’ charities

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An adventure day is taking place on Friday, July 22, organised by the mountain and cave rescue teams of the Peak District in support of three charities associated with Prince William and Prince Harry.

For the last three years, different regions have organised a day of outdoor activities for young people from several associated charities.

Neil Roden of the PDMRO said: “Prince William has always been keen for Mountain Rescue to work together with other charities in order to promote our work and to give opportunities to disadvantaged young people.

“We’re happy to take on that challenge and try to provide a very special day for all those involved”

This year, the charities include Centrepoint, which provides a range of accommodation services for socially excluded homeless young people, Wellchild, which supports children and families to manage the consequences of serious illness and the Child Bereavement Charity, which supports families affected by the loss of a child or children suffering bereavement.

Activities will include a high ropes course, hill walking, caving, mock rescues, climbing and abseiling. The events are being held at several locations in the Peak District, including Castleton, Buxton and Hope and participants will be transported between venues in mountain rescue vehicles.

“This is the third year in which the event has been held and the first time for the Peak District,” said Neil. “It’s a great opportunity for all the rescue teams in the region to work together to create a day that these young people and their families will never forget.”