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Queen honours Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team
11:46am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
MEMBERS of Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue were presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of their vital work.
The award was made by Lord Crathorne, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire at the team’s Snainton HQ, to Roger Hartley, team chairman.
The award is the highest honour given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities and was awarded to about 100 groups in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year.
In addition, members of the team with more than five years’ service were presented with Diamond Jubilee Medals.
A spokesman said: “The team is extremely proud to receive this honour in recognition of the commitment its members put in to attending incidents, training and fundraising.”
Lord Crathorne, honorary president of two North Yorkshire rescue teams, was quick to praise the support team members receive from their families as well as the dedication shown by the team members themselves. The presentation was attended by members of the team, their families, representatives of the police and ambulance service and representatives of other local voluntary groups.
The team was also pleased to have Mr and Mrs Goodson, proprietors of Wayside Holiday Park, present at the presentation. Wayside Holiday Park has recently entered in to a sponsorship agreement which will greatly help the team with its annual running costs.