Support Galloway Mountain Rescue’s funding bid

Rescue team fundraising officer, Neil Dalrymple, at the base.

Rescue team fundraising officer, Neil Dalrymple, at the base.

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Galloway Mountain Rescue Team has been shortlisted for the Bank of Scotland Community Fund 2014.

The team, which covers both Galloway and south Ayrshire, could potentially be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from the Bank of Scotland, which would help greatly with their annual running costs of around £30,000.

Fundraising Officer Neil Dalrymple said: “Our ability to provide a free, voluntary, search and rescue service, available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, depends greatly on public support and charitable donations.

“Our volunteers respond, at the drop of a hat when the need arises and many of our callouts necessitate us heading out into the hills in hazardous weather conditions.

“That said, in recent years, every resident of Galloway and South Ayrshire could potentially have benefitted from our services during periods of heavy snowfall and flooding.

“We’re not just a mountain rescue service, we respond to a wide range of local emergency situations.”

This is an opportunity to show your support for the team, by voting online, by SMS Text or at a local branch of the Bank of Scotland.

It only takes a few moments, but that vote will increase the team’s chances of receiving the maximum grant of £3,000.

To vote for Galloway Mountain Rescue simply text VOTE TBT to 82332 or follow the link from the team’s website at www.gallowaymrt.org.uk. Voting closes on 10th October 2014. For more information about the Bank of Scotland Community fund go to http://www.bankofscotland.co.uk/communityfund