Sad news of long-time member's death
Team members were all shocked and sorry to hear of the death of long-time member, Eric Harrison. Eric had lived in Patterdale for many years but first got involved in the Team while living in Leeds and travelling to the Lakes each weekend. More recently, he was responsible for collecting donations from the many fundraising tins and boxes dotted around the valley and was a familiar figure at the Team’s base, Ogilvie House, where he did fantastic work on preparing kit ready for callouts. “To say that Eric will be missed is a huge understatement,” said Team Leader, Martin Cotterell. “If anyone summed up the value of committed volunteers, it was Eric. His time, effort and work for the Team will be hard to replace.” Eric died in Cumberland Infirmary during the night on Wednesday 27 January after a short illness. His funeral took place at St Patrick’s Church, Patterdale on Friday 5 February.