A member of Coniston Mountain Rescue's support team is running arguably one of the world's most famous half-marathons to raise money for the all-volunteer emergency service.

Phil Glennon will be running the Great North Run in September for the team that relies entirely on fundraising and charitable donations to keep their organisation active.

The team posted on social media: "The team is on-call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, we are all volunteers and funded only by public donations.

"The Coniston team was founded in 1947 and was the first of its kind in Britain.

"Team call-outs have changed greatly over the years.

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"Originally the most common call-out was for fallen climbers or people lost in the hills.

"These days the role of the Mountain rescuer has expanded, although the service remains voluntary with team members giving up their time should the need arise.

"I am passionate about the importance of supporting small, local charities, and delighted to be involved both with the team and the biggest half marathon in the world... "

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-glennon2