Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team
I’ll be available for text chat below thoughout the day – drop me a line if you’ve got any questions. I’m Jon Bateman, Chair of the team.
You can see our demo in the Countryside Arena!
Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team formed in 1965. For the last 55 years we have strived to relieve suffering and distress amongst persons affected by accidents or natural hazards on the North York Moors. We now operate across a large rural area including Ryedale, the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors. Our home area is approximately 2100 square miles one of the largest of any Mountain Rescue team in England and Wales.
We work at the request of North Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance service, providing search and rescue services where and whenever they are needed – 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. The team responds to about 70 call outs a year. As with all Mountain Rescue teams we are entirely run by volunteers and all our funding must be raised from charitable donations. Basic annual running costs for the Team are somewhere over £45,000 a year – we face a massive challenge in meeting our fundraising aims this year as our key fundraising events have all had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, and this may still be the case for our events planned for later in the year.
So please think about donating to the team, or to your local Mountain Rescue or Lowland Rescue team. We all provide vital volunteer services, supporting police and ambulance services throughout the country, saving lives in wild and remote places.