DMRT applies to council for funding

The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team is appealing to Donegal County Council to provide some funding for next year. Donegal Mountain Rescue, is a completely voluntary organisation.

Last year, over 320 people, many of them visitors, were helped or rescued by the team, which is completely self financing. Training, climbing gear, transport and fuel costs are all paid for by DMRT, which gets no external funding.

After receiving a presentation from the group, Donegal County Council will reach a decision at its budget meeting on the 21st of December.

Donegal Mountain Rescue Team leader Joe Pond, says with more people visiting the county, the team is coming under more and more pressure......