Month: July 2011

We’ve got the power!

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team have recently received generous help from Motorcare Motor Factors and Banner Batteries. The Team’s first response Land Rover is fitted with a complex array of radio communications and emergency equipment and they need to know that the vehicle will be ‘ready to go’ at a moment’s notice to any call for assistance.
In order to achieve this, the vehicle is fitted with several batteries needed to power the equipment. Motorcare, as distributors of Banner batteries, came to the rescue and donated two high-capacity batteries to the Team – one to ensure the Land Rover starts first time, the other to ensure that all of the ancillary electrical equipment such as lights and radios are able to function at full capacity for prolonged periods.

Team Leader Mark Nicholls stated: “We are extremely grateful to Motorcare for the generous donation, it does mean that we are always ready and prepared to go at any time of day or night, regardless of the weather without having to worry about the vehicles ability to do the same. It costs over £30,000 to run the Team and costs are always increasing. Donations and assistance from local companies like Motorcare are therefore really appreciated. We have had a very busy year so far, responding to call outs in and around the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire area and have responded to incidents ranging from searches for missing vulnerable people to rescues of injured mountain bikers, horse riders and hill walkers”.

Team photo in national press

On Sunday 10th July 2011 a photo of the team on a training exercise with a Seaking from RAF Chivenor was published in the Observer newspaper.  The photo was selected for the papers “My Sunday in a photo” feature.