Lifesaving donation made by Broadacres
Published by Neil Shaefer for Broadacres in Communities and also in Housing
A donation of £500 from a North Yorkshire housing association has enabled Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team to buy new lifesaving equipment.
The money, provided by Broadacres Housing Association, has been put towards the purchase of equipment that can be used in the event of a water or flood rescue incident.
This includes special high visibility buoyancy vests, helmets, ropes and decontamination equipment needed by team members who are operating beside rivers, lakes and flood areas.
The donation from Broadacres came through its Community Development Fund, which is aimed at not-for-profit organisations engaged in good work that benefits local communities in areas where the association has homes.
Emily Thomas, Broadacres Community Development Co-ordinator, said: “We were only too pleased to help an organisation that is dedicated to saving lives and assisting injured and distressed people.
“With many homes in or close to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park area that is covered by the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team, we know they do an outstanding job despite being wholly reliant on donations of this kind
“This is exactly the type of organisation the Community Development Fund was set up to support.”
Mike Gallagher, Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team Base Manager, said: “This donation, along with a further £120 raised by Broadacres residents in Great Ayton, has enabled us to buy lifesaving equipment for a team of four.
“Our running costs are £25,000 a year and the majority of our funding comes from donations like this, as well as public donations, so we are very grateful to Broadacres and its residents for the equipment their money has bought. It could literally mean the difference between life and death.”
The Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team is a totally voluntary organisation. It exists to help save lives and assist injured and distressed people in the area of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, the urban areas of Cleveland and the Vale of York. Last year the Team were called out 49 times and in the 42 years of its existence the Team has been involved in assisting at well over 1,000 incidents.