Support/Join the Team

The team relies on the kind donations of the public as well as the support of companies and organisations. Want to help?

If you want to make a straightforward donation, we're currently accepting donations via the text service Donr. Please use your mobile phone to text RESCUE (then donation amount) to 70560. For example, to donate £5 please text RESCUE 5 to the number. To donate £10, please text RESCUE 10. Thank you!

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 raise money for the 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!

48 Team Members

Covering 3000+ Sq Miles

up to 100 Callouts each Year

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become a member


The team recruits new members annually, with a 12 month training programme beginning in September. If you’re over 18, fit and well, a confident navigator in remote environments and in all weathers, are able to look after yourself in the outdoors for long periods of time, have a First Aid qualification, a car and some flexibility then you could be the right person to join our team.

We’d love to hear from people who are willing to contribute and are willing to fully commit to training and call outs, 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. This often means giving up time that you would otherwise spend doing fun activities or giving up time with your friends and family.

We usually carry out an assessment day in July or August in the run up to the training programme commencing in September. 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. Team members are also expected to support with various fundraising, business and administrative tasks, so that the team can continue to run.

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