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.
Tax efficient donations to KMRT
If you plan to donate to KMRT, there are ways in which the tax
on the donation can be reclaimed from the taxman. This can happen
in one of two ways:
1.If you are a PAYE-only taxpayer, KMRT can reclaim the
tax on the sum donated if the total is over €250 in the tax year.
If you fill out a very short form we will
reclaim the tax paid. This significantly increases the value of
your donation to us. The tax system does not allow the taxpayer
to reclaim this tax. For further information please see http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/chy2.pdf
2.If any of your tax is paid by the self assessment method,
you may reclaim the tax paid on the donated amount by including
the KMRT receipt in your annual tax return.
If you plan to donate to KMRT, we would respectfully suggest the
PAYE-only taxpayers: If you wish, please complete the
CHY2 form and send to us if your donations
in one year exceed €250.
Self-assessed: In deciding on the amount of a donation
to KMRT, please consider that you will be able to reclaim a significant
amount of tax, eg. if you pay the 42% rate of tax, a donation
of €1,800 will have a net cost to you of less than €500. Please
see our simple calculator to see
the significant tax benefits of donating to KMRT.
As an alternative to online donation you can post a cheque to
Kerry Mountain Rescue Association,
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