SMRT is a registered charity (Charity Commission No. 501885). Like other mountain and cave rescue teams in the UK receives no funding from central Government. The team is run entirely by volunteers and has no paid members of staff.
The everyday funding of SMRT is by donations from the public. It costs about £24,000 per year to maintain the service that SMRT provides. This money comes from a variety of sources: collecting boxes throughout the area, kind donations from various groups, individuals or organisations, street collections; and fund raising events such as our winter slide shows.
The money raised is used to pay for insurance, maintenance and running of our two emergency vehicles, operating and up keep of our base, and the replacement of rescue and medical equipment (all of which has a finite life span or can suffer damage through wear and tear).
To print a leafet with details of the team and current fund raising projects click here