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Rockers help Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team to raise funds
A VOLUNTEER group has called in a record-breaking band for help with its latest fundraising campaign.
Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team will benefit from the sales of a new single by Sound Driver.
The rockers made history in 2010 when they played the highest amplified music gig on top of the 5,895 metre high Mount Kilimanjaro.
The new song, Mr Rescue, was made available through iTunes last week. Its recording came about after rescue team members Peter Goble and Ken Crossley met members of the band during their trip to Africa.
Team leader Peter, from Nelson, said the band wanted to thank the mountain rescue team for their help in climbing the Tanzanian peak.
He said: “Not only are we grateful, but it’s a massive compliment to have the guys help us out this way. It’s fantastic that the single’s proceeds will go to the charity.
“We’re always open to new ways of raising money, especially during tough times and this is a wonderful idea.
“The song is really catchy too, it would certainly pull at your heartstrings if you were lost in the mountains.”
Sound Driver guitarist Billy Norman, 49, said he was happy to help raise the profile of the volunteers’ work. He said: “I’ve always been a great fell walker and I really take my hat off to the rescue groups.
“They often get forgotten and don’t receive the recognition they deserve, but everything they do is without reward so it’s a pleasure to be able to help in some way.”
The band will be performing the tune on top of Ingleborough, one of Yorkshire’s famous three peaks, this Saturday.
On Sunday, the team attended an accident in Holcombe Brook after a biker fell and dislocated his arm.