© Galloway MRT - A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) - Charity Number SC020065

Funding

It costs around £25,000 per year to run the team effectively. Much of this money is spent on equipment which includes maintaining our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart and our fleet of three rescue vehicles. Many people don't appreciate that all mountain rescue teams in the United Kingdom are voluntary charitable organisations who rely upon public support to provide an emergency service. Our Base and Volkswagen Caravelle 4x4 personnel carrier are generously funded by the Order of St John Scotland as part of their national ongoing support for Mountain Rescue across Scotland.  The Team receives additional help with the purchase of equipment from the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS) and more recently the Scottish Government has introduced small annual grants for Scottish MR teams, but a significant amount of the equipment is bought through local fund raising activities. These fund raising opportunities include: Flag Days in our larger towns, namely Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas & Ayr Sponsored events such as the Merrick Charity Challenge Event support like the annual Newton Stewart Walking Festival Donations from businesses, charities and other organisations Member sponsored challenges such as the SWNE Scotland Charity Cycle Public donations via our many collection boxes located in shops, hotels and visitor centre, or online donation We are extremely grateful to the communities across Galloway and South Ayrshire for the continued support.  Every £1 we receive really does make a difference.  If you feel you may be able to contribute in some small way, please visit our sponsorship page or our wish list for details of what your donation may be used to purchase.
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Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
Undoubtedly our biggest purchase and bought as a result of over 17 years fund raising including donations from our many supporters.  Our 45,000 Land Rover Defender 110 ambulance is the pride of our rescue fleet More Info
years in operation  40 1975-2015
© Galloway MRT 2015

Funding

It costs around £25,000 per year to run the team effectively. Much of this money is spent on equipment which includes maintaining our Rescue Base in Newton Stewart and our fleet of three rescue vehicles. Many people don't appreciate that all mountain rescue teams in the United Kingdom are voluntary charitable organisations who rely upon public support to provide an emergency service. Our Base and Volkswagen Caravelle 4x4 personnel carrier are generously funded by the Order of St John Scotland as part of their national ongoing support for Mountain Rescue across Scotland.  The Team receives additional help with the purchase of equipment from the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (MRCofS) and more recently the Scottish Government has introduced small annual grants for Scottish MR teams, but a significant amount of the equipment is bought through local fund raising activities. These fund raising opportunities include: Flag Days in our larger towns, namely Newton Stewart, Castle Douglas & Ayr Sponsored events such as the Merrick Charity Challenge Event support like the annual Newton Stewart Walking Festival Donations from businesses, charities and other organisations Member sponsored challenges such as the SWNE Scotland Charity Cycle Public donations via our many collection boxes located in shops, hotels and visitor centre, or online donation We are extremely grateful to the communities across Galloway and South Ayrshire for the continued support.  Every £1 we receive really does make a difference.  If you feel you may be able to contribute in some small way, please visit our sponsorship page or our wish list for details of what your donation may be used to purchase.
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Galloway Mountain Rescue
Providing a 24/7 search and rescue service in South West Scotland
years in operation  40 1975-2015