The Wates group has donated £5,000 to Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company.
The donation has been given to help WMRT secure much needed extra equipment and specialist water rescue PPE. Procurement of this kit will provide a safer, faster evacuation and search platform in both urban and rural environments. The equipment purchased includes a sled which can also be deployed for use in swamp and snow environments.
The team has been involved with an increasing number of high profile water incidents over the last year, including the flooding in the Lake District, Manchester and York.
Simon Rippon, Director/Trustee of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Trust: “This donation will enable the unit to deploy a further four team members to future local, regional and national ‘flood emergencies’ and would also extend our general team search capability to safely deploy to find missing persons or drowning victims around the many water margins in our search areas.
WMRT would like to thank The Wates Group for this fantastic donation.