You can also help by joining Basecamp: http://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk/basecamp/
Richard Warren, who chairs the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association said: “The LDSAMRA would like to publicly thank all the Original Mountain Marathon competitors past and present and supporters who have donated so generously through the justgiving.com website to demonstrate their support for the work of the voluntary mountain rescue teams in the Lake District, not only over the weekend of this year’s OMM event but also throughout the year.
“At the time of writing 188 competitors and supporters had donated £4,925 which, with Gift Aid added amounts to £6,250.
“There has been a lot of criticism related to this year’s OMM and it is good to be able to acknowledge an extremely positive outcome. The comments from the donors on the justgiving website are very much appreciated.”Mr Warren said it would be good if the amount could be doubled to £12,000 – a thousand pounds for each of the teams – most of whom, he said, were out rescuing people at the weekend. He pointed out: “Many of those we rescued were not involved in the OMM.”
I think Richard's is a great suggestion - I've changed the target to £10000, which with gift aid would easily amount to 12k - so a thousands pounds for each of the 12 teams in the Lake District - that would be quite something!
Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to donate: The Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.