Kerry Mountain Rescue Association
(Registered Charity No. CHY10607)
Help us to Help you!
Please consider making a secure online donation to
The operating costs of a Mountain Rescue Team are, as you can
imagine, quite significant. Technical rescue hardware is extremely
expensive, for example a mountain rescue stretcher alone costs
well over €1,000, and a full set of replacement radios costs
in the region of €18,000. Most of the equipment utilised
by an MRT has a 'shelf life', and therefore needs to be regularly
replaced on a rollover basis. Add to this the cost of vehicles
and diesel etc. and it is easy to see how costs can mount.
In the case of Kerry MRT operating costs currently run at well
over €50,000 per annum, which includes equipment, training,
insurances and routine running expenses. The Team currently receives
annual grant support from the Irish Coast Guard, Kerry County
Council and Killarney Town Council, however this falls far short
of annual running costs, and the balance must be met by the Team's
own fundraising efforts, which include church gate and flag day
collections, collection boxes in
public places, an annual Christmas disco and individual donations.
All donations would be welcomed (and acknowledged if you desire),
and we would be happy to discuss sponsorship arrangements and
fundraising events with interested parties. If you are an individual
hillwalker, a company representative, or perhaps the treasurer
of a club with a small surplus of funds at the end of the year,
please bear us in mind!
If you intend to participate in a sponsored event of any kind
to raise funds for the Team, we can e-mail a generic sponsorship
form that can be adapted to suit your particular event. Please
e-mail us for details.
If you are an Irish-based individual making a single donation
of €250 or more (or a series of smaller donations totalling
€250 or more in the tax year) its possible for KMRT to claim
tax relief on your donation from the Revenue Commissioners.
This applies to both self-assessed and PAYE taxpayers, and regardless
of your own marginal rate this relief is claimed at a blended
marginal rate of 31%. This means that your donation of €250
is worth €362.32 to KMRT, your donation of €690 is worth
€1000.00 to KMRT etc..
This is all at no extra cost to yourself (apart from a few minutes
of your time).
If you wish to enable KMRT to avail of this significant tax advantage
you will need to complete one of two simple forms:
If you're likely to make further donations to KMRT in subsequent
tax years you should complete CHY3
Cert ("Enduring Certificate") which can remain valid
for up to five tax years.
If you're unlikely to make further donations to KMRT after this
tax year you should complete CHY4
Cert ("Annual Certificate") which is valid for the
current tax year only.
Once completed the form should be returned to the following address
and we'll look after the rest:
Kerry Mountain Rescue Association,
Further information about the Charitable Donation Scheme can
be found here: http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/chy3.pdf
As an alternative to online donation you can post a cheque to
our treasurer at the address shown above, or if you prefer you
can lodge money directly into the Team bank account (details below).
If you would like your donation to be acknowledged, please be
sure to include your name and address with your donation.
Kerry Mountain Rescue
c/o Permanent TSB,
Sort Code 99-07-20
Account Number 89047641
Collection boxes can be found at the following locations:
The Beaufort Bar, Beaufort.
Call of the Wild Outdoor Shop, Tralee.
Corkery's Bar, High Street, Killarney.
Courtney's Bar, Plunkett Street, Killarney.
Falvey's Bar, Killorglin.
Hillwalkers Outdoor Shop, Cork.
Hussey's Bar, High Street, Killarney.
Kate Kearney's Cottage, Gap of Dunloe.
The Laurels Bar, Market Cross, Killarney.
Mahers Sports, High Street, Killarney.
Mahers Sports, Cork.
McSorley's Pub, College Street, Killarney.
O'Dowd's Bar (O'Connor's), Cloghane, Dingle.
O'Riain's Bar, High Street, Killarney.
Sewell's Pharmacy, Main Street, Killarney.
Sport Corrán Tuathail, Killarney Outlet Centre.
Tom Long's Bar, Dingle.
Permanent TSB, New Street, Killarney.
Kerry Mountain Rescue Team gratefully acknowledges
the support of the following:
The Beaufort Bar
Bishopstown Hillwalking and Orienteering Club
The Climber's Inn, Glencar
Cork Mountaineering Club
The Cronin Family of Cronin's Yard
John G. Dwyer
Hillwalkers Shop, Cork
Honda 50 Ring of Kerry Run
Irish Coast Guard
Kate Kearney's Cottage
Kerry County Council
Killarney Town Council
Limerick Climbing Club
Marks and Spencers
Stephen McAuliffe and Iarnrod Eireann
Mid Kerry Farmers and Friends
Sewell's Pharmacy, Killarney
Tralee Mountaineering Club
...the many other clubs, organisations and individuals, too numerous
to name, who have given not just donations but much personal time
and effort, and whose labours have helped make KMRT what it is