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I am running the London Marathon 2019 in support of the amazing volunteers of Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) who through their dedication allow us to explore the hills and mountains of the UK. MREW is entirely voluntary and funded through donations; your support will ensure that MREW continues to save lives when we need it most.
Six years ago I lost a dear friend on the mountains - he was the epitome of everything exploring the mountains is about. I am running the London Marathon in memory of him and to support the great work of the Mountain Rescue and their volunteers.
Mountain Rescue. So much more than mountains.
#runforrescue #LondonMarathon #TMWLM19
About Mountain Rescue
Mountain rescue team members are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their pals and ensure injured and sick casualties are safely delivered into vital hospital care.
But they also regularly help search for missing children and vulnerable adults, on and off the hills, whilst administering sympathetic support to their families. They search river banks and swift water, and wade chest-deep through flooded urban streets aiding swimmers, kayakers and devastated homeowners.
And, between them, they rescue a frankly stunning number of dogs, cows, sheep and any number of other animals, from all manner of inaccessible places.
All this whilst continuing to practise and hone their first aid skills, technical ropework, water rescue and search management, and maintaining their bases, equipment and vehicles – not to mention taking time to maintain their own fitness. Oh, and did we mention they’re all volunteers?