The generator was stolen from the Patterdale team's trailer

The generator was stolen from the Patterdale team's trailer

A rescue team that suffered the theft of a generator it uses at fundraising events said it has had two offers to pay for a new one.

The equipment, worth £2,500 was stolen from Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team’s trailer at a weekend festival.

But the team posted on Facebook that it had received messages from potential donors. “Two of the emails are from tremendously kind people or groups who are offering to pay for our stolen generator,” the post said.

“Thank you. Your kind words and actions are greatly appreciated. We will be in touch formally but would like say that we’re overwhelmed by your generosity.”

The generator was taken from the volunteer team’s trailer overnight at the Dalemain Marmalade Festival in the Ullswater Valley. A team spokesperson pleaded with the public to alert the police if they were offered a similar piece of equipment in unusual circumstances.

“If anyone is suspicious of a generator that they’re offered for sale or anything like that, please let the police know as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said.

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