I think as life moves on it changes and evolves hopefully for the better in most cases, with this in mind I have left Mountain Rescue……
Over the last few years I have received some of the best life skills training delivered by some of the most exceptional people who like me give their time freely in the hope they will help save a life. Its a sad occasion but having thought long and hard about it find myself wanting to deliver care every time I go out where as in MR you train 75% of the time and deliver care 5% and fund raise the remaining 20%. All well worth while and ideally you don’t want to have to help someone as thats means they are suffering..which isn’t a good thing to want, but great to be there when needed.
I would urge anyone who has the time ,energy or commitment to try and help Mountain Rescue in any way they can, funds are always needed for specialist and basic equipment as are willing bodies to help with training.
A very big thank you to the friends I have made along the way, its been a real pleasure and I hope you continue to amaze with your commitment and talents.
With help from a mate Simon I’m looking into helping with Dementia and using my photography skills to help other local charities, Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Hospital, again very worthy charities in much need of funds and people to help out. I help out at Rhosneigr when possible too.
One thing I can take with me on my next chapter is that I can do 1000% more to help than I used to when I came across someone in trouble, this is something I shall continue to do. That alone is worth all the hard training in all weather conditions.