Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue in search for permanent home


A community rescue team is hoping to raise £600,000 to build a permanent base after years of working from rented industrial units.

The Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team, based in Foxfield, is the only team in the Lake District not to have its own purpose-built premises.
They are hoping festive south Cumbrian’s full of festive generosity can help them reach their goal as they do their online Christmas shopping.

A spokesperson said: “At present we rent a couple of small industrial units.  With increasing demands of the mountain rescue service, our current facilities are inadequate to support effective operations."

“As a result, we have decided to build a new base adjacent to our current one.  We are funded by voluntary donations and fundraising, and need to raise approximately £600,000 to carry out this project."

“After several years of effort we have raised about a third of this and hope that a mixture of large grants and widespread support from those who take an interest in the voluntary search and rescue service we provide will enable us to complete the project."

“With the Christmas shopping season upon us, we encourage you to raise money through Give as you Live."

“The great thing about this initiative is that it’s completely free. All you have to do is sign up as a supporter to the Duddon and Furness Mountain Rescue Team on the GAYL website."

“Then, every time you shop online, go to the GAYL website and type in the store you want to shop from – this will take you to their website, where you can shop as normal."

“Every time you buy something, 1 to 3 per cent of the bill is donated by the retailer, for example Amazon or John Lewis, to DFMRT."

“Even raising a small amount each will make a big difference to our fundraising efforts."
 
“And if you’re feeling extra generous and crave that warm fuzzy feeling this festive season, you can donate directly to the team too.”

To donate click here http://dfmrt.org.uk/index.php/donations
Head to Give as You Live here https://www.giveasyoulive.com/

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