Challenge raises mountain of cash
Oct 9 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
MORE than 200 people flocked to the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team’s annual Grin ‘n’ Bear It walking and running challenge.
Participants had to tackle some of the most rugged parts of the Peak District National Park.
There were three routes, ranging from a 4.5 mile family route to a more challenging 23 miles.
Around £2,800 was raised towards the rescue team’s funds.
Team secretary Phil Newing said: “We receive no funding from government so all our kit has to be paid for by donations from the public, legacy and fundraising.”
The rescue team has covered the hills and moors around Southern Huddersfield and the Woodhead Pass, as well as he North Eastern Peak District and West and South Yorkshire since 1964.
All 40 members are volunteers from local towns and villages.