FELL rescue volunteers are being given a helping hand by a Dales brewing company and its specially brewed ale.

The Littondale-based Lamb Brewing Company has created a new ‘Charity Pale Ale’ and will be donating 20p a pint to the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA), to help it weather this year’s fund-raising challenges due to to the coronavirus pandemic.

Head brewer Thomas Crapper said: “I’ve been aware of the fantastic work of our local fell rescue volunteers for a while now, and I wanted to do something to help raise funds and some awareness for this important charity.

“The Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association provide an essential emergency service in the Dales, and this year they need our support more than ever.”

The specially brewed Charity Pale Ale (CPA) is a ‘light, easy-drinking pale ale’, and said to be suitably refreshing after a long day’s walk in the Dales.

The Lamb Brewing Company, was established just last year, and operates from the Queens Arms in Litton. The team’s CPA will be available in just a few days time at the Queen’s Arms in Litton, the Craven Arms in Appletreewick, and a number of other pubs in the area.

The team has been operating throughout the lockdown, including at Brimham Rocks, Skipton and at Buckden Ghyll.

On July 8, it was called out to help a 74 year old farmer who had fallen from his quad bike, west of remote Foxup, in Littondale.

A spokesperson said: “ The Yorkshire air ambulance were also scrambled but the team were initially not sure, due to the nature of the terrain, if they could indicate a suitable landing site.

“ Due to the remote location and the potential for a long carry out, we give our thanks to Clapham Cave Rescue Organisation who also provided team members to assist.

“In the end the air ambulance was successfully able to extricate the casualty and transfer him to hospital, therefore both teams were stood down.We wish the patient a very speedy and successful recovery.”

UWFRA has made an appeal to people to download the What3words application to provide accurate location to rescuers.

“Unfortunately not everywhere in the Dales has mobile phone coverage, making requesting assistance very difficult, especially in remote hard to reach areas,” said the spokesperson.