COMMUNITY HEROES at Oldham Mountain Rescue Team have received a much-needed funding boost to upgrade their control vehicle.
The team has been awarded £2,285 by Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
OMRT will use the money to upgrade the electronics and management systems in their control vehicle.
The project will give the team the ability to respond more quickly and accurately to changing situations on searches and rescues, which will help all who depend on them for assistance.
A spokesman for the Team said: “With the new equipment, we’ll be able to track our sections on the hill and direct them more efficiently.”
People’s Postcode Lottery is a charity lottery, where players play with their postcodes to win cash prizes while raising money for good causes, and 50p from every £2 ticket goes to support charities and good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.
People’s Postcode Lottery believes in supporting local communities so the money raised stays local to players.
More details of the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team can be found on their website: www.omrt.org or on Facebook.
To find out more about applying for Postcode Community Trust funding and the projects which the Trust supports visit www.postcodecommunitytrust.org.uk