The team relies on the kind donations of the public as well as the support of companies and organisations. Want to help?
If you fancy a challenge, then why not give the Allendale Challenge and Alwinton Challenge a go? Please check the entry information to make sure you feel able to complete the challenges - all information can be found from the Facebook pages for these events and Our Events page. Are you looking to complete another challenge or sporting event? You could always set up an online sponsorship page in aid of North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team.
If you run a pub, restaurant, or shop within the team's area you could have a team collection box. We will empty it regularly and let you know how much it's taken. Also you could sponsor some element of the team's operation by donating equipment, services or by giving the team discounts on purchases. We will carry sponsor's logos on our equipment or vehicles if the deal is right.
Contact us to discuss your ideas - we'd love to hear from you!
become a member
The team recruits new members annually, with a 12 month training programme beginning in September. If you’re fit and well, able to navigate in remote environments and in all weathers and are generally able to look after yourself in the outdoors, then you could be the right person to join our team.
We’d love to hear from people who are willing to contribute, like being part of a team but can use their initiative and don’t mind the idea of being disturbed when a callout comes in.
We usually carry out an assessment day in the run up to the training programme commencing in September, where we will check to see that you’re able to navigate and look after yourself on the hill. If you’re successful, you’ll be invited to start training.
The team trains on average twice a month, usually the first Wednesday evening and the third Sunday of every month. Other events we’re involved with and support can mean there are additional dates in the calendar for training.