Andrew Geeson

Andrew's fundraiser for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team

Fundraising for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team
raised of £500 target
Montane Winter Spine MRT Challenge 2024, 15 January 2024


Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I am excited to share with you my personal challenge in support of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team of which I am a member. On January 15th, 2024, I will be participating in the Montane Winter Spine MRT Challenge 2024.

The Montane Winter Spine Challenger North is a non-stop, 160 mile race along the Pennine Way from Hardraw to Kirk Yetholm.

Beginning from Hardraw in North Yorkshire, runners have a time limit of 108 hours to get to the finish line in the village of Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. The trail crosses some of the most beautiful but difficult terrains in Britain including; the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland National Park, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Cheviots. This is one of the most physically and mentally demanding races out there, made even tougher by the ferocity and intensity of the British winter.

Longtown Mountain Rescue Team was originally formed in 1965 to help people in difficulties within the Black Mountains. The role of the team has now expanded to include a wide variety of potential situations, where the police consider our assistance and expertise would be of benefit.

We are an independent charity responsible for the teams funding and management. The team consists solely of volunteers from all walks of life, with a wide variety of occupations, who give up their free time to combine a love of the outdoors with serving the community, assisting people in distress. This commitment means they can be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as attending the training required to increase and maintain the necessary skills needed to operate.

Your donation, no matter how small, will help ensure that the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team can continue their vital work. Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Please join me in supporting this incredible organization by making a donation today.

About the charity

Longtown MRT provides an emergency rescue service for anyone who is lost or injured in the mountains, rural or urban environment for whatever reason. We are self funding and operate 24/7 in all weather conditions, staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers.

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