Zetland FM Local News - 1st August 2018
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were in action yesterday;
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is calling on knitters across Teesside to create ‘trauma toys’ to comfort children affected by crime or sexual violence;
...and the Teddy Bears Picnic starts at Kirkleatham Museum today.
The volunteers of the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team were in action yesterday.
The team responded at quarter past one yesterday afternoon after receiving reports about a collapsed walker near Westerdale.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service attended the scene, but unfortunately the gentlemen did not recover.
Team members assisted in moving the gentleman and helped get some of the group get to their next destination.
2 Rovers and 12 team members were involved for around two and a half hours.
Then whilst returning from the incident to their base in Danby the team were alerted to a young woman experiencing some breathing difficulties at the Visitors Centre in Danby.
Team members were diverted to the new location while a team member, who is also a community first responder, also made their way to Danby.
The team took care of the patient till Yorkshire Ambulance Service arrived later.
8 team members responded to this incident that lasted around one and a half hours.
Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger is calling on knitters across Teesside to create ‘trauma toys’ to comfort children affected by crime or sexual violence.
The soft toys will be handed out to children who come into contact with Cleveland Police, Victim Care and Advice Service, Teesside Sexual Assault Referral Centre and other victim services who come into contact with young people.
Over 100 toys have already been created by groups and individuals across Teesside, including Nunthorpe and Marton Knitters, Middlesbrough Trefoil Guild and Girlguiding Cleveland.
An appeal is now being launched to encourage more knitting groups across Cleveland to take part and create their own toys for children in need.
A suggested knitting pattern and full donation information can be found on the PCC’s website.
The Teddy Bears Picnic starts at Kirkleatham Museum today.
Youngsters can take their favourite teddy and a picnic to enjoy a walk in the woods and some fun activities.
The Teddy Bears Picnic event is taking place from 10am every Wednesday from today until the 22 August.
Entry costs £4 per child, which includes a free teddy.