Hebrides Mountain Rescue team has launched a new fundraising campaign for a much needed new temporary team base.
Hebrides Mountain Rescue team, or HebMRT, need to raise £15,000 to buy and convert a cabin unit into an operational command centre.
HebMRT are a voluntary organisation who are a predominantly involved Search and Rescue operations in mountain emergencies, but also aid the wider community in adverse weather conditions and major accidents, playing a vital role in public safety.
HebMRT are currently located in Stornoway Police Station, but need a space to of their own to operate more efficiently and effectively to accommodate for the organisation’s growth in size, skill and capabilities.
The temporary team base would act as an operational command centre, and a space of their own dedicated to answering emergency callouts would improve the efficiency of responding to mountain emergencies, potentially providing more vital time needed to save those in danger.
It would also provide an indoor space for the team to train and develop essential skills, such as rope work and medical techniques, needed in mountain rescue operations.
HebMRT relies on donations in order to keep the organisation functioning and developing and have launched a new fundraising campaign webpage on crowdfunder.co.uk to raise the money needed.
The £15,000 minimum is needed by January 16th in order for the project to be funded. So far, £140 has been pledged to fund the new team base.
If you would like to support this cause check out the fundraising site: here