2023: 51 Callouts | 2022: 61 Callouts

Mercedes-Benz of Teesside supply new car

Four-years ago Mercedes-Benz of Teesside provided the Team with an on-loan Mercedes GLC SUV which proved to be a huge help to us – by transporting our then search dogs, supporting Search & Rescue operations and as a key resource for our Support members’ fundraising activities.

That was replaced by another SUV in 2020, a Mercedes GLB, which continued to be a great asset for the Team. During the pandemic it was at the forefront of our work supporting local communities, often being called upon to transport bulk supplies of PPE and other essential goods to local care services. As with the previous model it proved to be excellent off-road and in bad weather, with the added benefit of being surefooted when towing the Team’s ‘Water & Flood Rescue’ trailer. Both vehicles have been utterly reliable and ideally suited to supporting the diverse roles of a mountain rescue team.

Today Jon Crewe, Head of After Sales at Mercedes-Benz of Teesside, handed over the keys to a brand new replacement Mercedes GLB SUV. 

Team members Carl Faulkner, Claire Starkey, Jordan MacSween and Gary Clarke were on hand to receive the new SUV and thanked Jon and everyone at the dealership for their generous and continuing support of the Cleveland Team. Our key fundraising member (and formally trainee search dog) ‘Bracken’ was also there to give the car his seal of approval!

(L-R): Carl, Jon, Bracken, Claire & Jordan

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