In an emergency call 999 and ask for Police then Mountain Rescue
This image shows just a few of our supporters in 2022 – there are so many more – and Scottish Mountain Rescue would like to thank each and every one of our supporters for their dedication and hard work to raise funds for our teams across Scotland.
So far this year, we’ve had fundraisers walking/running the West Highland Way, hiking the UK 3 Peaks, taking part in various running events and Kiltwalks, undertaking the Miles for SMR Challenge, planning their own long distance walks, arranging ceilidhs, selling at car boot sales, creating a cookbook, as well as donations at weddings and birthdays in lieu of gifts . . . the list goes on and on . . . thank you all!
This list does not even include our monthly supporters and all those who have sent in donations.
The past few years have been tough on our teams and their volunteers, like so many others. 2021 was a record-breaking year for Scottish Mountain Rescue teams and the trend appears to be continuing. At the same time, rising costs, especially fuel, have impacted on teams. Throughout all the challenges of the last few years our volunteers never stopped being available any hour, any day and any weather for anyone that needed their support. So these donations and fundraising from our supporters is more important now than ever.
“On behalf of all of our team members, we would like to thank all those who have chosen to raise funds for our charity in 2022. As currently 3 out of every 5 rescues are funded by donations from the public, we are extremely grateful that people choose to fundraise for our teams. I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a good New Year.” Bill Glennie, Chair Scottish Mountain Rescue.
If you fancy undertaking a challenge in 2023 to support our volunteers, why not pay our website a visit – we have lots of fundraising ideas and links to events and we will be there to support you on your adventure.