How to make a donation ?
Lomond Mountain Rescue Team relies on the generosity of individuals and companies to help maintain essential equipment and high training standards.
Donate online now with MyDonate
If you would like to make a contribution please visit https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/lomondmrt
to link to our BT MyDonate Page. MyDonate is a not-for-profit, online fundraising service for UK charities run by BT. This service provides a secure, easy-to-use way for millions of people to raise money for the charity of their choice. MyDonate has the benefit of collecting Gift Aid on our behalf increasing the value of you donation by 25%.
Donate by text with your mobile phone
Alternatively, you can use our Just Text Giving service through Vodaphone. Just use your mobile to text 'LMRT01' and the amount you wish to donate from £1 to £10 to number 70070 and you donation will be automatically donated to the Team safely and securely. For example to give £5, text the message 'LMRT01 £5' to 70070.
Lomond Mountain Rescue Team is a registered charity (Charity Registration Number SC008624) and all its team members are volunteers.
While the Team receives essential contributions towards its running costs from the Scottish Executive, the Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland (who partly fund training) and the Home and Health Department (for some first aid equipment) it relies on the generosity of companies and individuals to help maintain its equipment and high training standards. For example, the new Rescue Post, in Drymen, was funded by the Order of St John, as well as one of our two Land Rover Defenders.
If you are interested in making a donation or discussing sponsorship with Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, then please email us through our contacts page and we will be in touch.
Give more for less with Gift Aid
UK charities are entitled to 25% tax reclaim from the Inland Revenue on every £1 donated by UK taxpayers. Unfortunately, charities often miss out on this extra income because it is too expensive to process the paperwork on small donations.
When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Please note that tax can only be reclaimed on donations made by individuals who pay UK income or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount reclaimed on their donations in the current tax year. If in doubt, please contact us.
If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (eg the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%).For example, if you give £100 we can reclaim an extra £25 for the charity and you can reclaim another £25. As a result, a £100 gift worth £125 to your favourite charity only costs you £75.
The Gift Aid scheme is unique to the UK. If you are not a UK taxpayer, you can still make a donation but your donation will not attract the 25% tax 'bonus'. We can forward the Gift Aid form to you on request through our ‘Contact Us’ page.
Help raise funds using Easyfundraising.org.uk
Lomond MRT have registered with online fundraising site easyfundraising.org.uk and you can now help raise funds for the team each time you use the seach engine or shop online. More details can be found in the donations page menu at the top left of this page. (A link to the site can be found in the 'Links' section of this site)