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We need to invest in and upgrade our Team base. The heart of our Team, the base is a venue for training and maintaining our fleet of rescue vehicles and specialist rescue equipment. We have set a target of raising £200,000. This amount will provide us with a refurbished base and give a strong foothold for survival for the next 25 years.
This is on top of raising money to cover our annual running costs which currently stand at around £25,000. You can find more details about what these costs are and how we raise the funds on our financing page. Remember that the team gets no official funding (other than a share of recently £200K split between more than 60 Mountain Rescue Teams throughout the UK), which means we rely on charitable donations so we have never been in greater need of your help.
Well the asbestos roof leaked. We had a strategically placed Team bucket to catch the water! The electrics kept tripping out during lectures and the needed rewiring. Oh and we had to turn the water off to the toilets for the winter months to avoid pipes bursting. We wanted to erect a metal fence around the base to improve security. In fact we had a whole raft of other pressing jobs too numerous to mention here.
Work is well underway with Phase 1 nearing completion, that gives us a dry training room, toilets (that won't need the water turned off in cold weather) stores and a drying room. But it does leave a damp garage with a whole in the roof which is good for the Swallows when they nest in summer but not so good for the vehicles that get splattered with what every baby (feathered, furred or otherwise) produces the most of!
So we still need your help to continue with Phase 2 and create a dry home for the Ambulances, and we will make a space for the Swallows too.
If you think you can help us in our appeal, please contact us
Or donate online by clicking on the secure link at the left of this page. Any amount you can spare would be greatly welcomed.
To view the sponsors of this appeal to date click here.
A refurbishment now would give the building a life of 25 years minimum - a good foothold for the considerable future