As you can see from elsewhere in this site, Braemar Mountain Rescue Team is a large, busy, organisation and you may be asking yourselves where does the money to pay for all this come from?

 


 

 

 

 

The simple answer is by donations, but that’s only part of the story as for the last few years Scottish Government has made a small amount of grant aid available to all mountain rescue teams in Scotland. Every year the team raises sufficient money to operate, including running our bases in Braemar and Ballater, operating our vehicles, including the purchase of new vehicles when required and the replacement of vehicles as they come to the end of their useful life, equipment, both rescue and for team members to allow them to operate in the worst of conditions that wild Scottish weather can bring.


 

 

 

 

As you can imagine this sort of expense is more than a few thousand pounds a year. It's tens of thousands - every year, year after year. Raising that sort of money involves almost as much of our team member's time as training and rescues. All of this is done on a voluntary basis and we are extremely grateful to the support we get from those we rescue, the wider mountaineering community and indeed the public at large.

 


So how exactly do we raise this money? Rather than trying to rely on one major fundraising event we raise it a range of ways. A large part of our income comes in the form of small, (and not so small!) annual, donations from private individuals, from clubs and organisations, from people we've rescued as well as from companies. We have also been fortunate, in recent years, to be remembered in the wills of people who have been touched either directly or indirectly by what we do and to be remembered by the families of those who have been unfortunate enough to come to grief in the mountains. In addition team members undertake talks and lectures to interested groups, and many of these groups make donations as their way of thanking us. We also undertake a number of displays within the towns and villages of the Aberdeenshire area.

 

 

 

The Order of St John Scotland are long-term supporters of mountain rescue in Scotland. We are grateful to receive a donation from the Order that helps towards the cost of replacing one of our vehicles as part of a rolling programme open to all mountain rescue teams in Scotland.

 

 

Many thanks to Deeside Mineral Water for becoming a new supporter of the team

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like to make a donation - it does not matter how small or how large - simply send your cheque to:

The Treasurer
Braemar Mountain Rescue Team
23 Albert Road
Ballater
Aberdeenshire
AB35 5QL

treasurer@braemarmountainrescue.org.uk

If you pay income tax in the UK, we can reclaim the tax already paid in relation to your donation from HMRC if you submit a Gift Aid Form, which can be downloaded 'here'. Remember, this costs you nothing!

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Remember that we are all volunteers in Braemar Mountain Rescue Team; we need your help to help others.

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