Raffle win for village vicar
A VICAR won a raffle organised by a mountain rescue team which helped him after an accident years ago.
Steve Rathbone, of Holy Trinity Church in Rainow, entered the raffle by Buxton Mountain Rescue because he wanted to support the team.
Steve was rescued by the mountain rescue in 2012 when he crashed while mountain biking.
The mountain rescue team was pleased to announce him as the winner of its 2015 Christmas Raffle and presented Steve with the first prize – a £200 voucher donated by The Bike Factory of Whaley Bridge.
Steve said: “Buying the raffle ticket was a great opportunity to support mountain rescue after it rescued me.”
The presentation was made at the premises of The Bike Factory where the voucher was formally handed over.
Fred Salmon, of The Bike Factory, said: “Mountain Rescue do a lot to help mountain bikers and it was a pleasure to be able to help them continue their dedication.”
The generosity of The Bike Factory and other prize donors helped the rescue team raise £720 towards maintaining its vehicles and equipment.
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team thank all those who bought tickets to help it continue its work helping walkers and bikers on the Peak District’s moorlands and trails.