Sunday, 19 December 2010

Running for Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

On August 12th 2011 I will be running non stop in the Grimsthorpe 70 which is a 70 mile race around the estate of Grimsthorpe Castle in Lincolnshire in aid of The Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team.

SMRT is a registered charity (Charity Commission No. 501885). Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.

 The everyday funding of SMRT is by donations from the public. It costs about £24,000 per year to maintain the service that SMRT provides. This money comes from a variety of sources: collecting boxes throughout the area, kind donations from various groups, individuals or organisations, street collections; and fund raising events such as there winter slide shows
The money raised is used to pay for insurance, maintenance and running of there two emergency vehicles, operating and up keep of there base, and the replacement of rescue and medical equipment (all of which has a finite life span or can suffer damage through wear and tear). 

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