The Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team is a registered charity and is reliant on public donations to provide its highly professional, emergency search and rescue service. It costs £40k per year to keep us operational. Last year we spent 290 days directly involved in OPERATIONAL search and rescue activities.
All team members are volunteers and give their time to train and to respond to call outs entirely without charge. Indeed, there is a considerable financial commitment made by each team member, who is responsible for the provision of most of their own equipment and all of their own travelling expenses.
In order to continue to provide the on-going 24/7 emergency cover, the team does rely on the generosity of the public, companies and organisations whose donations are essential in order to cover our running costs and replace out of date and worn out equipment.
Thank you so much for your support!