Martin Roberts and Jenny Whalley of the Wainwright Society with Kirkby Stephen MRT members, from left, David Stewart, Arthur Littlefair, Michael Saint, David Peebles-Brown and Richard Tolley. Photo: Kevin Whalley

Martin Roberts and Jenny Whalley of the Wainwright Society with Kirkby Stephen MRT members, from left, David Stewart, Arthur Littlefair, Michael Saint, David Peebles-Brown and Richard Tolley. Photo: Kevin Whalley

Fans of the late Alfred Wainwright have provided a financial boost to mountain rescuers from the proceeds of calendar sales.

The Wainwright Society handed £9,000 to volunteer mountain rescue teams in Cumbria and the Pennines in recognition of their work helping walkers.

The society produces a calendar each year featuring photographs taken by members and sketches and text by the late guidebook author. Cash generated by the 2011 calendar will be split, with £6,900 going to rescue teams in the area covered by the society’s Best of the Rest Challenge – the Duddon and Furness, Kirkby Stephen, Penrith and Kendal Mountain Rescue Teams and the Cave Organisation.

The rest, £2,100, will be shared between the remaining Lake District MRTs.

Representatives of the society joined members of the Kirkby Stephen team which showed off one of three sets of snow chains for use on its Land Rovers.

Profits from the 2012 calendar, which will be on sale later this year, will go to the Lake District Calvert Trust, which provides outdoor activities for people with disabilities.

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