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.
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.