Mountain rescue cheque in tragic Paul’s memory

Paul Connor. (s)

Paul Connor. (s)

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A cheque for £5,000 has been presented to Bowland and Pennine Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) in memory of a much-loved Clitheroe man.

Mr Paul Connor (52) died suddenly of natural causes while in a field near the disused Wiswell Moor Quarry back in April.

Mr Connor was well known in the town as he worked in the paint department at Dawsons Department Store, King Street, for 30 years. At the time of his death he was described as a “kind, caring and dedicated” individual by owner Mrs Judith Dawson.

Following the call out on April 1st, Rossendale and Pendle MRT were already committed when the request for assistance was received from the police, so Bowland and Pennine also attended.

A cheque was subsequently presented to Rossendale and Pendle MRT following a collection by Mr Connor’s colleagues and customers at Dawson’s.

Recently Paul’s sister Dr Mary Neary, from Glengariff, West Cork, Ireland, presented Bowland and Pennine MRT with a cheque for £5,000 in memory of her brother and to say thank you for the service they provided that day and 365 days of the year.