2020: 58 Callouts | 2019: 61 Callouts


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 -…

24th July 2020

One-mile every hour for 24-hours!

A huge thank you and well done to family Francis. What an amazing achievement 24hrs, each hour running a mile. They have raised £1,191 so far. Great last leg with a few team members clapped back in at Skinningrove. They even finished off with a dip in the sea.  What an amazing achievement by Eva 14, Stan 13 and Angus…

20th July 2020

Celebrating one of our young supporters

We are always keen to celebrate extra special contributions made by individuals to the Team. Fifteen-year old old Emily Beedle is one such person and in fact the reason why we have introduced our new 'Gold Blue Peter Badge' style award. Working with local artist Madebymattk we commissioned these handcrafted pucks to say 'thank you'. We have to say they are fabulous,…

23rd June 2020

Mercedes-Benz support vehicle

Just over two-years ago Mercedes-Benz of Teesside provided the Team with an on-loan Mercedes GLC 4x4. Since then the car has been a huge help to us - by transporting our search dogs, supporting our search & rescue operations and as a key resource for our support members’ fundraising activities. In recent weeks the car has been at the forefront of our…

18th June 2020

COVID-19 – PPE care home deliveries

Following last Thursday's collection of bulk PPE supplies for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, our Team members have been continuing this vital voluntary work. Supporting the local community during the COVID-19 pandemic is a natural extension of our core search & rescue role, whilst we have the temporary capacity to do so. In recent days we've been distributing smaller quantities of…

12th June 2020

COVID-19 bulk PPE collection

Members of the Team have been deployed yesterday and today collecting and delivering bulk PPE supplies for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council to be used within their care services. This voluntary work forms part of our commitment to support the local community during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. Using our Mercedes GLC (on-loan from Mercedes-Benz of Teesside) with our water / flood rescue trailer…

10th June 2020

Aviva Crowd Funding Appeal – one week in

We are now one-week into our crowd funding appeal to raise £2,000. Our traditional fundraising methods have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions and so we are having to think of alternative ways to raise funds in order to continue to provide our normal level of service. Hence, this crowd funding appeal in partnership with the Aviva Community Fund.…

3rd June 2020

Aviva Crown Funding Appeal

This week has seen a huge hike in requests for our service. We need help with raising funds to cover our core running costs so that as a Team we can continue to respond to our search and rescue Call-Outs and maintain our community support work. Our traditional fundraising methods have been massively affected by COVID-19 and as such we…

29th May 2020

Thank you – local funding organisations

As with many charities our normal fundraising activities are at a virtual standstill due to the COVID-19 restrictions. By now we should have attended eight significant fundraising events this year (with others provisionally scheduled) but the majority of these had to be cancelled leading to a significant funding shortfall for the Team. Local funding bodies have responded positively to our…