Technology is making giving and supporting ever easier. There are a number of ways you can support Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team and allow us to continue to help save lives. Take a look at the various ways you can donate below.

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Just Giving

Many of our supporters are familiar with and the Patterdale team has a listing on the site to make your fundraising as easy as possible. Whether you are running a marathon, reaching a summit (or two) or aiming to do something silly for money, JustGiving has all the social media connections to help you to make the most of your efforts. However, if you are making a one off donation, remember that JustGiving makes a 5% charge from your gift to cover administration, including the Gift Aid process.

Paying by cheque or online

Any amount, large or small, is always very much appreciated and we like to hear the stories behind your gifts too – a personal connection to our work, inspiration from a TV programme, a birthday collection, business fundraising or a school citizenship project. Please send cheques (payable to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association) to The Treasurer, Patterdale MRA, Ogilvie House, Patterdale, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0PJ. To pay direct, please use Sort code 20-66-97, Account Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association Ltd number 50218081 and let the Treasurer know to expect your donation by sending an email.

You can also securely donate by PayPal or by using your credit or debit card here. You don’t need a paypal account.

If you are planning a sponsored challenge or event, please let us know in advance and we can often help to publicise your efforts, make connections to your own online fundraising pages and reinforce your hard work. To help, you can also download a Patterdale MRA sponsorship form.

Giveacar - Donate Your Scrap Car

Or, if you have a car that needs scrapping, call 020 0011 1664 and Giveacar, a UK-based fundraising organisation, could help you to give up to £100 to Patterdale MRT AND ensure that your car is recycled as much as possible.

Plan for a legacy

Making a Will is something that is private and important for everyone – to be sure that your wishes will be reflected in what happens after you die. Legacies and bequests are a valuable source of income for charities like us.

After providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving a legacy to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association (the charity behind the Team). Any size or kind of gift, large or small, pays for the equipment and training our volunteers need to stay safe on the mountains and save more lives – today and into the future.

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Buy something in our shop

We also have an online shop on this website where you can buy garments and all year round greeting cards. Buy something here to support us.


AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

One final thank you to everyone involved in the online landscape photography auction, esp @Edenphotograph1 Jason and @P050840 Paula who made it all happen. Over £10,800 is now in the Chris Lewis Support Fund. Most of all, thank you to all who contributed images or made bids.

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