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Mountain Rescue receive £63,000 thanks to dog appeal

A cheque for £63,000 has been handed to the mountain rescue team that searched for missing dog Jasper earlier this month.

He was lost around Scafell Pike in the Lake District for three days. His owner Adam Nolan was so grateful that he set up a fundraising page for the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, which saw donations pouring in.

Kim Inglis has been catching up with Adam.

'The amount of positive outcomes have been unreal'

Jasper the collie dog that went missing on Scafell Pike and owner Adam Nolan are hoping life will get back to normal for them in Cleator Moor after a round of media appearances. Wasdale Mountain Rescue found Jasper on his fourth night alone on the fell. An online social media campaign set up by Adam has raised 63 thousand pounds for Wasdale's new base.

Charity seek Lake District hostel enthusiasts

The volunteers would work to support hostels in the Lake District Credit: PA

People with good organisational skills and a passion for hostelling are being encouraged to volunteer for the Youth Hostel Association (YHA).

The role, based in the Lake District, would involve encouraging more volunteers to sign up in the area and supporting youth hostels. According to the charity, it could also involve organising volunteering activity to support hostel maintenance, local fundraising, membership growth and engaging with young people.

The YHA aims to encourage everyone, especially young people, to gain knowledge and independence through travel.

For more information, visit the YHA website.

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£63,000 cheque presented to Jasper's rescuers

A cheque for £63,000 was presented to the team. Credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue

A cheque for £63,000 was handed to Wasdale Mountain Rescue team at their AGM last night.

It was presented by Adam Nolan. His dog, Jasper, went missing in the Scafell area for four days earlier this month.

findjasper took off on social media, and was shared hundreds of thousands of times.

It sparked a huge search effort, and eventually Jasper was found by Geoff Horky in the early hours of Thursday, November 6.

He called Wasdale Mountain Rescue team for assistance, and they were able to return the Border Collie to his owner.

Now, followers of the social media campaign have raised tens of thousands of pounds for the mountain rescue team, which is run by volunteers.

The team are saving up for a new base, which is estimated to cost around £500,000.

"This is a truly fantastic sum of money that we never expected or dreamed of and we will ensure that the funds are wisely spent, contributing towards a new base that will ensure a more efficient volunteer rescue service to meet the increasing demands in search and rescue across the Lake District."

– John Bamforth, Team Chairman

Weather: Rain clears to leave some colour in Cumbria

Rain and cloud cleared the west of the region Credit: Met Office

Today's band of rain cleared towards the northeast allowing sunny spells to end the day in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway.

Louise Johnstone was in the Lake District and took these pictures of the sun arriving behind the cloud and rain.

Credit: Louise Johnstone
Credit: Louise Johnstone
Credit: Louise Johnstone

Penrith man wins prestigious photography award

A man from Cumbria has won the title 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, beat thousands of others to win £10,000 with the image 'a Beginning and an End'. The photo captures a small stream among the Glencoe mountains in Scotland.

Click here to see the winning photograph.

Mark joined Pam and Ian in the studio to talk about his photography.

Video captures moment Jasper is found

A video has emerged of the moment the Border Collie, Jasper, was found.

After identifying Jasper from a distance Geoff Horky, who was helping Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team in the search, excitedly goes forward to rescue the dog after it had been missing for three days at Scafell Pike.

An appeal by his owner Adam Nolan on social media went viral when 250,000 people shared his photo and has helped raise over £50,000 for the Mountain Rescue Team.

Credit: Geoff Horky

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