Charity day out was great

Prince William and Harry’s charities had another great day out in the Peak District organised by the region’s Mountain and Cave Rescue teams.

The Duke of Cambridge is the patron of Mountain Rescue England and Wales and one of his requests is that his charities work together in order to promote their work and to give opportunities to disadvantaged young people where possible.

In keeping with this, the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation (PDMRO) put on an adventure day on Friday, July 22, in support of three charities associated with the princes.

The young adults from Centrepoint started the day on a high ropes course at he Hollowford Centre in Castleton, followed by a rapid descent on a zip wire before heading off for a walk up nearby Mam Tor and ending with caving at Giant’s Hole.

The children from the Child Bereavement Charity spent the morning caving at Giant’s Hole before moving on to Burbage Rocks to try climbing and abseiling.

Several families who were due to attend from Well Child were unfortunately unable to make it on the day due to the ill health of some of the children, but those that made it, along with their siblings, were treated to a guided tour of Poole’s Cavern in Buxton, followed by descending a hill by rope slide in the nearby woods.

At the end of the day, all parties met up at Edale Mountain Rescue Team’s base in Hope for drinks and cakes and the participants were presented with certificates of achievement and gift bags fill with goods donated by local businesses.