2020: 58 Callouts | 2019: 61 Callouts


16th December 2020

Children’s Food Hamper Deliveries

Today saw the team giving something back to the communities that support us year in, year out. It was our great pleasure to support the 'All Kids First' initiative lead by Mike Hind and our very own Team Leader Carl Faulkner who is Head of the Ironstone Academy Trust.Seven members of the Team (drawn from Search & Rescue and Ops Support) gathered…

11th December 2020

Co-op Community Fund Cheque

We've previously mentioned (News - 31st Oct 2020) that the Team has been awarded almost £11,000 from the Co-op Community Fund. This amount was raised by Co-op members via their spending at many Co-op stores across our area. Today three of our volunteers - Alison, Ken and Mike were at just one of those stores, in Stokesley, to receive a…

9th December 2020

Let’s Run Donation

The whole team would like the say a huge heart felt thank you. In memory of Ian 'Go Run' Gorin, his lovely Mum donated some vouchers for LETS RUN to raffle off raising a massive £500 for the team. Amazing tribute. Claire popped into the shop at Stokesley today, dropped off a thank you certificate and took 10-week old Kinza in to…

6th December 2020

Casualty Care Exam Success!

Every three years our Team members have to requalify as Casualty Carers (level M2) through exam and scenarios. Pleased to say all 6 candidates passed their assessments today. We had to do it all slightly differently this year whilst maintaining the strict standards. Thanks to Dr Mike from Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Tim from Great North Air Ambulance Service and Neil…

3rd December 2020

Don’t get caught out!

The weather has certainly turned a bit colder and a fair bit of snow has fallen on higher ground not far from our area. So how soon will it be before we see some of the white stuff here? Please don't get caught out. Wear suitable clothing & footwear and be prepared for changing weather conditions - it's easy to…

3rd November 2020

Double Honours

Two stalwarts of our Team were recently honoured by the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation during a presentation at our Base. Gari Finch and Dave Cook have been volunteer Team members for a combined total of 100-years! In recognition of their service they were named as 'Teesside Heroes' by the Philanthropic Foundation. Photo credit: Doug Moody

31st October 2020

Co-op Community Fund

The Co-op Community Fund closed on Saturday 24th October after 12 months. Our supporters raised well over £5,000 from their shopping at a number of Co-op stores across our region (and beyond!) and together with a bonus from the Co-op we are going to receive £10.991.37. This is a massive and very welcome donation and on behalf of everyone at…

29th September 2020

National Lottery Community Funding Award

Most of the traditional fundraising activities and events planned by the Team for 2020 have been severely curtailed due to the COVID-19 restrictions and it seems very likely that such opportunities will continue to be disrupted well into 2021. We remain extremely grateful for the continuing support of the public together with local businesses and organisations for their donations. Earlier…

29th October 2020

Gari Finch appointed as NESRA President

Gari Finch joined the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team in 1970 and has at various times been the Team’s Chairperson and Secretary – and for 25-years he was our Call-out Officer. He remains an active and highly respected member of the Team to this day.  He had also served as the Chairperson of the North East Search & Rescue Association (NESRA) for 40-years until he recently…

19th August 2020

COVID-19 more bulk PPE distribution

As part of our COVID-19 community support initiative, three Team members spent part of this morning transporting bulk PPE at the request of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. Approximately 80,000 face masks were delivered to council premises for use by their care and social services. This isn't the first time that we've been involved in such work with PPE -…