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The JD Foundation pledges support for Scottish Mountain Rescue

Scottish Mountain Rescue is delighted to announce that The JD Foundation, the registered charity of JD Sports Fashion plc which owns Blacks outdoor retail, has pledged to support Scottish Mountain Rescue over the next 3 years. The Revenue generated through the carrier bag charge scheme introduced by the UK and Scottish government will go to the charity to help support the vital work it carries out across the country.

Scottish Mountain Rescue is a registered charity providing support to volunteer mountain rescue teams, with over 1,000 members and the Scottish Cave Rescue organisation, delivering a much needed and valued rescue response 24/7. The charity will receive an initial amount of over £80,000 from The Foundation and, subject to bag revenue, this will be followed by regular monthly donations expected to total around £18,000 per annum for the next 3 years.

Traci Corrie, chair of The JD Foundation said: “Scottish Mountain Rescue does an amazing job for the outdoors community in Scotland and it’s important they are able to maintain this. The charity is solely run by volunteers and is heavily reliant on donations so we are delighted to help with their invaluable service by supporting as our environmental charity.”

Kevin Mitchell, Vice-Chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue commented: “This is a fantastic donation that will make a great difference to our national work over the forthcoming 3-year period. As volunteers and charities we depend on donations to maintain our world-class service, and support of this magnitude is vital for the Mountain Rescue teams across Scotland.”

 Scottish Mountain Rescue is the representative and co-ordinating body for Mountain rescue services in Scotland, run entirely by volunteers. Founded in 1965 the charity represents Mountain Rescue teams in Scotland, 2 Search and Rescue Dog Associations (SARDA) and Scottish Cave Rescue with around 1,000 volunteers, plus an additional 3 Police teams and 1 RAF team.

In addition to funding from The JD Foundation, Blacks, part of the outdoor division of JD Sports fashion plc – which also includes Millets, Tiso and Ultimate Outdoors – will be working with Scottish Mountain Rescue on a number of projects over the next 3 years. Also, each of the Scottish stores will have the Scottish Mountain Rescue logo on the tills instore.

For more information on Scottish Mountain Rescue or to donate visit www.scottishmountainrescue.org

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Editors Notes:

 

About The JD Foundation

The JD Foundation is a registered charity founded in 2015 by JD Sports Fashion plc. Registered Charity Number 1167090

The mission of The Foundation is to support charities working with young people in the UK. Each year the Committee will hand pick nominated charities to be supported through donations from money raised throughout that year in the name of The JD Foundation.

 In addition to those charities, as part of the Group’s environmental policy a percentage of Carrier Bag Tax donations introduced by the UK and Scottish government will go to Mountain Rescue Scotland, England and Wales supporting the hard work they do as a service heavily reliant on donations in their work to save lives and promote safe mountaineering.

The JD Foundation will also carry on the work introduced by the JD Sports Fashion group by continuing to support local schools in India with education and equipment, and in the supply of unused footwear and apparel to overseas aid charities.

Anyone wishing to raise money for The JD Foundation should email info@jdplc.com with subject header: JD Foundation and include details of the fund-raising event/activity. Alternatively you can write to JD Foundation c/o JD Sports Fashion plc, Edinburgh House, Hollins Brook Way, Bury BL9 8RR

The Bag Charge

For further information on the bag charge

http://carrierbagchargescotland.org.uk/

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Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003