Home is a place where you should feel safe and secure. A place where you can return to after a tough day on the hills. A place to clean your boots, wash and store your kit. A place to sit and bask in the warm glow of a job well done. To share a cup of tea and a biscuit, and remember the funny moments, and the more emotional moments, with women and men who think and feel the same as you do. Who are compelled to leave their families at a moment’s notice and go out into the wild to help those whose day hasn’t gone as planned. To guide them back home again to their families. To patch them up if needed, and get them where they need to go as quickly as possible if that is what the situation needs.
Everyone should be able to have a home of their own. The Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team have had many temporary homes, of which we are very grateful. However, we now know that the time has come for us to take the next step, and have a home that is purpose built to enable us to do all of the things that a busy rescue team needs. Somewhere to store that kit, clean those boots, drink that tea, and share those moments, which are often painful, and need time to understand, and hopefully heal. A new base will help us continue to do what we do best, along with all our colleagues in other emergency services that we work closely with… Saving lives in wild and remote places.
Join us on 10 November 2018 at the GAP, and help us take that next step towards a home of our own!