Ian Quayle presents a cheque to Coniston MRT members Anthony 'Rob Robinson, team Leader; Carol Carroll and Jeff Carroll, treasurer

Ian Quayle presents a cheque to Coniston MRT members Anthony 'Rob Robinson, team Leader; Carol Carroll and Jeff Carroll, treasurer

A mountain rescue team received a boost to its appeal to replace its vehicles with a donation from a local building society.

The Furness Building Society presented Coniston Mountain Rescue Team with £300 towards its Wheels Appeal.

The Lake District team is aiming to raise £150,000 to replace its fleet of Land Rover ambulances. The team’s treasurer Jeff Carroll said: “We are really pleased that Furness Building Society was able to help. We’re over half way now and contributions from our local community mean a lot not only in terms of the monetary value, but also in the moral support.”

The society’s Grange and Ulverston area manager Ian Quayle said: “The Furness is both proud and pleased to be able to support such a worthy local cause.”

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