A MOUNTAIN rescue team has received an unexpected donation from an Ulverston business.

Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team was delighted to receive a £5,000 donation from Citrus-Lime Ltd.

Neil McQuillan, CEO of Citrus-Lime, said: “As a voluntary service, mountain rescue can be a thankless task and it’s one that carries a huge amount of personal risk to every member of the team.

“Many of us at Citrus-Lime, myself included, have a passion for all things outdoors. We understand all too well that mountain rescue is often the unsung hero of getting out there, but the contribution it makes to the Cumbrian community and those who visit the Lake District can’t be underestimated.

Martin Cooper, of Duddon & Furness Mountain Rescue Team, added: “We rely on modest donations from all walks of life and gain great satisfaction from knowing we are highly regarded in the community.”