VIDEO: Disabled Lynne makes it to top of Pendle Hill

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Pendle Hill proved a big hit at the weekend when Lynne Drinkwater from Colne went up it despite being disabled, and Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson joined a Mountain Rescue team and stetchered a voluntary victim.

Although there was some bad weather - wind, fog and rain - things still happened. Lynne was taken up in a specially adapted wheelchair and was delighted to get there. She was due to come back down in a tandem paraglider, but that wasn’t possible because of the weather. So her capable team brought her down again in the wheelchair.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and the wheelchair support team give Lynne Drinkwater a big cheer.

Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson and the wheelchair support team give Lynne Drinkwater a big cheer.

The event had a lot of support. It was organised by Jan Bailey after Lynne told her she would like to go up Pendle but could no longer walk.

The scheme proved a big success and it was set up to raise money for three charities - Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue Team, North West Air Ambulance and Pendle Adapted Cycle Scheme. And so far it has raised around £1,000 but is still rising.

MP Mr Stephenson joined the rescue team beforehand and took part in an exercise. They went up Pendle Hill to looked for a volunteer victim.

And search dog Finn then found the fake victim, 13-year-old Cameron King. And the MP helped carry Cameron down the hill before taking part in Lynne’s event. So it proved a great day and at least the weather improved.