Friends of the Lake District and Patterdale Mountain Rescue have shared nearly £2,500 from their joint online auction.
The Life of a Mountain Auction, which ran throughout November, was supported and promoted by Terry Abraham, following the launch of his film, Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn.
The auction offered participants the opportunity to bid on several unique lots.
Next year, Patterdale Mountain Rescue will host one of the successful bidders for an exclusive VIP tour of their base.
Friends of the Lake District is providing a lasting legacy for another successful bidder by planting a landscape tree in Mike’s Wood overlooking Staveley in the Lake District National Park.
Vanessa Rhoden, of Friends of the Lake District, said: “We’re delighted with the outcome of the auction and as always, humbled that in such a difficult year for everybody, people still have the capacity and generosity to take the time to support us in this way.
“The money raised will help to fund our new Sanctuary Project in 2021. Its aim is to give frontline workers and emergency service personnel recuperation and mental restoration using nature to rebuild their resilience to cope with the demands of these unprecedented times.”
Chairman of Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association, Chris Sanderson, said: “The money raised from the auction contributed to our successful New Land Rover Defender Appeal and we are immensely grateful to Terry Abraham, to the other prize donors, and to everyone who placed bids.
“The response to the opportunity to secure a VIP tour of our base was tremendous and we’re working on plans to make sure it is a very special day for the successful bidder.”
The highest bids for each lot were selected at the end of last month and proceeds have now been split between Friends of the Lake District and Patterdale Mountain Rescue.