The sponsored walkers celebrate at the summit of The Cheviot

The sponsored walkers celebrate at the summit of The Cheviot

A group of young people raised cash for mountain rescuers with a sponsored ascent of the highest hill in the team’s area.

Twenty members of the 1st Whittingham Baden-Powell Scout Group walked up The Cheviot to boost the coffers of the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team.

The Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Seniors aged between four and 15 made the journey to the 815m (2,674ft) summit of the hill on the border ridge between England and Scotland on a sunny but freezing cold day.

The sponsored event raised £316 for the rescuers.

A team spokesperson said: “The windy conditions got everyone moving faster than expected with both the ascent and descent taking just five hours.

“The funds will be used equip the team’s new third response vehicle, which is on order and will be delivered in the coming months.”

The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team’s volunteers operate over the whole area covered by Northumbria Police, more than 2,000 sq miles. It costs about £35,000 each year to keep the team operational.

The Baden-Powell Scout Association is a youth organisation that follows traditional Scouting which it says more closely follows the programme set out by Scouting’s founder Robert Baden-Powell. It split from the main UK Scout Association in 1970.

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