We have a fundraising team who coordinate our efforts in various ways to raise the necessary funds for us to operate. Throughout the year the team raise funds in many different ways including our annual sponsored event BBMC, attendance at various shows, presentations to local schools organizations and events often involving special challenges for team members. However without the support of the public and local companies the team would find it very difficult to raise the necessary funds. The team are grateful to all the individuals, groups and companies who have helped the team through donations, raising money from sponsorship or who have provided necessary services such as vehicle servicing and MOTs.
Raising funds is a constant requirement with much of the activity being labour and time intensive. If you think you can help by:
If you think you can help with raising funds or you have a skill that can help in some way and you have the time to volunteer, then please contact the Team Fundraising Group.
Donations can be made through our page on Facebook Fundraisers where you can make a donation or set up online sponsorship for any event you may be participating in. If you are participating in our annual fundraising event the Big Black Mountains Challenge we have a dedicated JustGiving page where you can also set up online sponsorship or make a donation.
You can increase the value of your donation through the government Gift Aid scheme, the Inland Revenue have a simple system which enables charities to gain additional tax relief on donations made by individuals. Providing you pay an annual amount of income/capital gains tax Longtown Mountain Rescue Team can claim an additional 25% of the value of your donation from the tax man if you complete and sign the Gift Aid declaration or online equivalent.
There are many ways to raise money, from running a marathon, to organising a cake sale or having a car boot sale. If you are planning to compete in or organise an event you can have fun and raise money for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team. We get no government funding, so we rely entirely on individuals or groups nominating us as a worthwhile charity to support. This support helps us raise the necessary funds to cover our operating costs so we can continue to go to the assistance of individuals in distress. Click on Facebook Fundraisers to go to our page where you can set up a secure online sponsor form for your event or make a donation.