Latest Incident: 30/04/22 Team were called out this afternoon to assist the police with access to an area of steep ground in Castle Eden Dene Peterlee.
13th December 2011 MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LEADER THANKS GENEROUS PUBLIC
MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM LEADER THANKS GENEROUS PUBLIC
The team leader of a local mountain rescue team has praised the generosity of the public at a recent street collection. Chris Roberts leader of Teesdale and Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team said "we must say a big thank you to everyone in Durham City who gave money during our street collection on Saturday. It was one of our best ever, especially so in the current economic climate. Talking to people during the day many were suprised that we are an entirely voluntary organisation who depend on contributions however large or small from the public. Many also did not realise that 70% of our callouts are not for missing walkers but for missing children, dementia suffers and people who are depressed throughout the whole of County Durham. After such a great day in Durham we hope we can continue this success when we hold a street collection in Darlington this Saturday".
Notes For Editor Teesdale
& Weardale Search & Mountain Rescue Team are affiliated to the "Mountain
Rescue - England and Wales". We provide a Search and Rescue service throughout
County Durham and beyond primarily for the Police but also for the other emergency
services. All Team members are volunteers and we rely on monies raised by ourselves
as a registered charity to run the Team. Further details regarding our latest
callouts and Team information can be found on our website www.twsmrt.org.uk