A GLAMPING business donated £500 to the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.

Herding Hill Farm Touring, Camping and Glamping Site based in Haltwhistle, is managed by Sue and Phil Humphreys.

The business is owned by Brampton-based parent company, WCF Limited.

Herding Hill fundraises for the Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance Service by organising two annual charity events when guests can donate at Bonfire Night and Easter.

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As a lot of their guests explore rural Northumberland, Sue said fundraising for the two charities seemed appropriate as the services are often called out to rescue hikers trapped in rural locations.

Managers Sue and Phil donated £315 which had been fundraised by guests to the Mountain Rescue Team. WCF then supported the charity with a further £200.

With this, the Mountain Rescue Team will purchase a Starlink RV satellite, which will enable them to quickly set up full internet access in internet black spots for team members attending remote incidents.

This will allow them to create a WiFi hot-spot for team members and other agencies involved, including police or the ambulance service, to communicate with their support teams and save time during rescue missions.