Bolton Mountain Rescue Team have thanked Grubs Boots for their donation.

Now every operational team member has a pair or lightweight boots or walking trainers

A spokesman for Bolton Mountain Rescue Team said: "Good quality footwear is one of the most important pieces of equipment used by Mountain Rescue personnel, contributing to team member safety and comfort whilst out on the hill, enduring different types of terrain in all weather conditions.

"This new footwear should see team members through many rescues, training exercises, and a whole host of other team activities which are undertaken by our volunteers every week. Team members have, over the last 56 years always bought their own boots, so it is amazing to be supported in this way by a Bolton-based business.

"Hopefully this will lead to a long-standing relationship with Grubs."

David Foster Chief Executive Officer of Grubs said:“Our family have been an integral part of Bolton life for over 200 years, my great-grandfather was a founding member of Bolton Harriers (the local running club).

"My grandfather was involved in starting Bolton Lads Club.

"It’s an amazing honour for my daughters and I to be able to support Bolton Mountain Rescue.

"Our footwear is ideally suited to their needs and it’s a large cost for the volunteers, so for us to be able to support them is a privilege. The work they undertake daily, saves lives, and allows us all to enjoy the wild places of Lancashire knowing that they are here should we get into difficulty.”

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team relies on donations to keep the service operational.

For more information visit Bolton Mountain Rescue Facebook Page.