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Major Gifts

Make a massive difference to us

Scottish Mountain Rescue and our Member Teams spend around £1.5 million annually running our life saving services.

This funding makes it possible for 25 teams, involving 850 volunteers, to operate a lifesaving service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

As a community of small charitable organisations, donations of just a few thousand pounds can transform projects, and realise Mountain Rescue Team needs for vital new equipment.

Team members put in many hours of their time fundraising on top of all the time they spend training and attending call outs. Getting the news that a donor has pledged their support towards a vital piece of equipment that a team needs, which the team might otherwise have spent years fundraising for, can make an incredible impact! Not only does that mean that the team don’t have to make do with aging and potentially unreliable equipment, but it also reduces the time burden on the team members, who already give so much.

Contact us

If you would like to give something back, and make a significant difference to Scottish Mountain Rescue and our Member Teams please contact Elsie Riley, Head of Development E-mail: Tel: 07846 653000

We will work closely with you to understand how you want to make a difference. Significant donations can be used to support a particular area of our work and we can provide information about current projects and equipment needs for Scottish Mountain Rescue and our Member Teams.


If you have shares which are uneconomical to sell, you may wish to consider donating them to ShareGift, the share donation charity.

ShareGift is an independent UK registered charity (No. 1052686) which specialises in releasing the money locked up in small shareholdings, but which can accept donations of any size. ShareGift works by collecting together small lots of shares until there are enough to sell and then donating the resulting proceeds to a wide range of charities. To date ShareGift has donated over £35 million to more than 3,000 charities. ShareGift make their grants based upon suggestions from donors. You can help support Scottish Mountain Rescue by donating any small shareholdings you may have to ShareGift, and mentioning that you support us.

If you are a UK taxpayer, you can claim income tax relief on the value of most stocks and securities when you donate them to a charity. In addition, donating shares charitably gives rise to neither a gain nor a loss for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) purposes. For more information on ShareGift go to