A BLACKBURN man left more than £25,000 to a mountain rescue team in his will.

Ian Casson, who was born in the town but lived in Devon, died in November 2012, leaving £20,000 to the Bolton Mountain Rescue Team.

A spokesman for the team said a further £5,931 had now been received.

He said: “This brings the total bequest made to us by the late Ian Casson to a staggering £25,930.84, with the Bolton MRT being the sole beneficiary of Ian Casson’s kindness, other than his wish that items relating to his walking activities be distributed amongst his friends.

“The entire Bolton MRT membership extends its gratitude to the very kind extremely supportive thoughtful support of the late Mr Ian Casson.

“Other than details as to his last residence and where he was born, the Bolton MRT has no other information regarding Mr Casson and his connection to us.”

A dedication plaque will now be installed in Mr Casson’s memory at the team’s headquarters at Ladybridge Hall.

The MRT has also appealed for people who knew Mr Casson to contact them by writing to Bolton MRT, 38 Heathfield Drive, Tyldesley, Manchester.

Alternatively, email secretary@boltonmrt. org.uk