High Peak Radio – sold to highest bidder!

High Peak Radio, the area’s local independent radio station, was five years old on 4th April. In celebration it has been able to donate over £4,500 to five charities as a result of its on-air Auction of hpr_logo12Promises.

The total money raised is to be split between Manchester Children’s Hospice and local mountain rescue teams.  The proportion going to mountain rescue willbe shared amongst four teams in the High Peak Radio broadcast area: Kinder, Glossop, Edale and Buxton teams.  Buxton team will receive £600.

All sorts of gifts were sold off during the two day on air auction, including several copies of the book ‘The History of Mountain Rescue in the Peak District’, written by team members Ian Hurst and Roger Bennett.  Buxton team also offered two people the opportunity to become team members for a day with a guided tour of the rescue base and a chance join the team on a training exercise.

The local radio station specialises in local news and it has often featured rescue team events.  The team wishes to say thank you top Paul Jenner, High Peak Radio Station manager, and to all those who offered their bids to make the auction such a wonderful success.  It’s another terrific example of the support the local community offers mountain rescue.  Thank you.

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