FUNDRAISERS for a West Cumbrian mountain rescue team attended Glastonbury festival last weekend, aiming to raise money for the organisation by litter-picking.

A team of 22 people attended the major festival litter picking and collecting money for Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team in the process.

The team were part of a wider team of around 3,000 who all attended the festival to collect the rubbish left by festival goers.

In a statement, Cockermouth MRT said: "People raise money for us in all kinds of ways, but this is one of the more unusual ones...

"Litter picking at Glastonbury - there's been a team of 22 people collecting money for us whilst litter picking over the weekend (as part of overall team of around 3,000 people)!

"As you can imagine, that's quite a task; we're told that this year, over 8,000 items were found, including several wallets, and many random items of clothing, and a few of them were even successfully reunited with their owners.

"A big thank you to all those involved."