By Oliver Hall
Twelve stunning photographs capturing the most stunning scenes in the UK have been chosen to appear in an exclusive calendar to raise funds for mountain rescue teams.
The calendar is the result of an appeal by Goodyear tyres for people who love the great outdoors to send in their best snaps.
The US tyres giant, which also supports Mountain Rescue England & Wales by funding the roll out of
GPS navigational equipment, was delighted with the response to their calendar competition.
Brand manager Michelle Fisher said: “We have been overwhelmed at the standard and number of entries received for this competition.
“It’s great to see so many people wanting to show their support for this lifesaving charity.”
Cumbria and the Lakes’ mountain rescue teams, which cover various parts of the region, are to benefit from the Mountain Rescue 2010 calendar which features snapshots from across England and Wales, as seen through the eyes of outdoor enthusiasts.
The calendar will be sold in aid of the charity which relies entirely on a network of volunteers and donated funds.
Andy Simpson, spokesman for the mountain rescue teams, said: “This calendar is a fantastic way to draw people’s attention to our organisation and raise the funds necessary for us to continue providing top level assistance to those that find themselves in difficulty.”
The mountain rescue calendar features landscape scenes ranging from the Lake District and Snowdonia through to views of lowland areas such as Dartmoor.
It will be available with a recommended donation of £5 (plus p&p) and will be available at www.mountain.rescue.org.uk as well as through individual mountain rescue teams.