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Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

Central Beacons MRT needs your help to raise £250,000+ following a devastating fire at our team base

Our incident control vehicle was destroyed, 2 mountain rescue 4x4 vehicles were severely damaged. Valuable, life-saving equipment is now beyond safe use.Our rescue centre has also suffered fire damage
raised of £250,000 target
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Closed on 31/12/2018
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Fire broke out in our rescue centre in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil on the evening of Saturday 25 November, destroying or severely damaging at least £250,000 worth of vehicles and emergency rescue and medical equipment, and leaving us without a fully-functioning base. Central Beacons team members have responded to 130 call-outs so far this year including injured walkers and climbers, missing persons and animals and swiftwater incidents. The devastating fire comes at a critical time of year, with the run-up to Christmas always a busy period.

In the short term, we will continue with this life-saving community service, relying on our own cars and equipment, with the support of South Wales Police and our mountain rescue colleagues – but it could be twelve months or more before we can fully recover and replace everything we’ve lost.

So we need your help, now.

Your donations will help us repair or replace our three mountain rescue vehicles and the vital emergency equipment we need to continue helping our community. It will also enable us to repair the fire, smoke and water-damage to our premises.

We’ve a long task ahead of us and we know we can’t do it without you, so thank you in anticipation for all your support. 

About the charity

We are a voluntary Search and Rescue service covering the Central Brecon Beacons and the South and Mid Wales area. A 999 24/7 service operating in all weather conditions to assist those injured/lost in mountain/rural/urban environments. We rely on donations for the £60,000 yearly running costs.

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