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New leader for North West Mountain Rescue team

Thursday, 11 May 2017

New leader for North West Mountain Rescue team thumbnailHazel, an ex-nurse and manager, has been with the North West Mountain Rescue Team for a number of years, and has already led major and sometimes complicated, technical operations. GB192001 p3

NORTH West Mountain Rescue's new Team Leader, local woman Hazel Anderson, has said a big "thank you" to the people of Ballymena for their generosity.
Last Bank Holiday weekend, the North West Mountain Rescue Team, whose East Section is based in Broughshane, held their annual street collection in Ballymena and managed to raise 2,946 - the highest amount ever donated in the area, to the team.
NWMRT team leader, Hazel Anderson, was delighted but not surpised at the marvellous generosity of the people of Ballymena and surrounding district, who have given great support to the team, not just by donating money.
She said: "This will go a long way to help out with transport and equipment we need to continue our work." she said.
Hazel has just been elected to the position of Team Leader, the first woman to hold the post, since the organisation was set up nearly 40 years ago, in 1980.
She will be leading over 60 men and woman of all ages and from all backgrounds, from all over Northern Ireland, who give their time voluntarily, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to this work and she is relishing the challenge.
Hazel, an ex-nurse and manager, who works with her husband, James, in the family business, has been with the NWMRT for a number of years and has already led major and sometimes complicated, technical operations.

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