I was out with Kendal Mountain rescue the other day.. it seems mountain rescue teams are having a bit of a tough time, both with funding and tax breaks.
I reckon there biggest problem is they are all individual groups rather than a country wide thing like the RNLI.
However, a top bunch of people Northwest Tonight story
More on the politics show on Sunday 12.20ish
however you have to sit through the politics show…
Possibly also impacted like RNLI (parents do a lot with them) by ‘cultural’ changes – less fishermen, seamen, smaller navy etc etc means less and less skilled volunteers = more training = more cost …..