Until recently Civilian Mountain rescue teams in Scotland relied entirely on donations to fund their costs. While basic medical equipment has been supplied by the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, running costs had to be met by the teams themselves.
2005 saw a major change in the way the team was funded. The Scottish Executive agreed to increase the funding to Scottish Mountain Rescue. This funding is allocated to the civilian teams through the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland.
While this funding is greatly received it does not cover all of the teams running costs and as such we still rely on public donations and fundraising activities to enable the team to operate to the high standards expected.
Running costs include insurance and maintenance for our vehicles and MR post and the replacement of essential equipment. This amounts to a considerable yearly cost. For example the insurance for our two Land Rovers amount to £3000 per year.
As well as public donations AMRT raises funds through a variety of different activities. These have included popular public winter skills and navigation days, raising the awareness of the associated hazards and hopefully reducing accidents, as well as providing safety cover at various events.
Please help AMRT by making a donation. Your help greatly assists in the smooth running of the team.
To make a donation:
You can help us
You can make a secure online donation or set a sponsor page the AMRT JustGiving page.
Please contact the Team Treasurer direct.
Send items to Arrochar Mountain Rescue Team, Mountain Rescue Post, Church Road, Arrochar, G83 7AZ.
If in any doubt over how to donate, please contact the Team Leader direct.