The video promotes the work of volunteer mountain rescuers in England and Wales

The video promotes the work of volunteer mountain rescuers in England and Wales

Mountain rescuers have released a promotional video detailing the work carried out by its volunteers.

The 4½-minute film features a fictional incident with a rescue by members of a mountain rescue team from south Wales.

The movie makes the point that only 8 per cent of the £2.5m needed by mountain rescuers in England and Wales comes from official sources such as the Government.

Public donations make up 92 per cent of the organisation’s income.

Every year, the unpaid volunteers of the teams in England and Wales deal with 2,500 emergency calls for their help and the teams, who are trained to professional standards, use more than 100 Land Rover ambulances to reach casualties on the mountains and in the countryside south of the border.

The film features a man injuring his leg and the subsequent rope rescue as the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team stretchers him up a crag.

Statistics from the umbrella organisation for mountain and cave rescue in England and Wales show that the combined total of hours devoted to the cause each year by team members is a staggering 780,000.

More details of the volunteers’ work are on the Mountain Rescue England and Wales website. http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/

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