Operating under Mountain Rescue (England and Wales) the coordinating body Longtown Mountain Rescue Team is one of 48 teams operating within nine mountain rescue regions. Each team is an independent charity responsible for their own fundraising and management. The team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of occupations, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community, assisting people in distress. This commitment means they can be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as attending the training required to increase and maintain the necessary skills needed to operate.
We respond to on average 30 call outs a year. Call outs can be for any situation where the police think our expertise is required, this has been as diverse as crashed gliders to lost school children.
Interested in joining. Why not check out the requirements. If you would like to join the team or feel you have something to offer we will be happy to hear from you.
As a registered Charity (518928) all funding must be raised by donations, sponsorship or fundraising events. Without the generous support of individuals,groups and local companies the team would not be able to operate. The team are grateful for all the support we receive and you can be assured that any money we receive will contribute towards the cost of running the team and our ability, when required, to potentially save lives.
Annual fundraising event organized and run by members of the team with all the proceeds going towards the team running costs. The event takes place in May starting and finishing at Llanthony Priory in the Vale of Ewyas. Find out more about the event.....
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Watch out for news on events to celebrate our 50th anniversary on our news page.