HUNDREDS of pounds was raised for a mountain rescue team by a series of events throughout the year.

Alan Wilson, chair of Glaxo Hoad Hill Harriers presented John Barstow, treasurer of Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, with a cheque for £650.

The donation was raised at a series of events by the club over the year and the rescue team was their 2019 nominated charity to receive the funds.

It costs £40,000 per year to run the team.

The team was especially grateful for the donation as they are planning to build a new base in the Foxfield area.

Fundraising is proceeding and if planning permission is granted they hope to commence building work this year.