One of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in England. 2018 our 54th year

Plan for a legacy

Making a Will is something that is private and important for everyone – to be sure that your wishes will be reflected in what happens after you die.  Legacies and bequests are a valuable source of income for charities like us.

After providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving a legacy to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association (the charity behind the Team).  Any size or kind of gift, large or small, pays for the equipment and training our volunteers need to stay safe on the mountains and save more lives - today and into the future.

It costs almost £2,000 to kit out a mountain rescue team member with protective clothing and equipment for the mountains and for other situations such as searches and flooding rescues which are regular requirements for today’s team.  And a replacement vehicle, once kitted out as an ambulance for rescue, can cost as much as £50,000.

If you are thinking of remembering us in your will, we would be very grateful if you could let us know (there is a simple Intention form to download here)  so that we can plan for the future of the Team.

The download documents below give you more information and up-to-date advice that has been checked with our legal advisers. 

  • The Legacy Booklet includes information about options and approaches to legacies and is the main reference for anyone considering a legacy to the Team. 
  • The Codicil Form is a very specific document that enables you to add a gift to us to your existing Will.
  • The Intention Form is a useful and simple way for you to let us know of your plans.  The contents of your Will are private but it would be helpful if you could tell us if you are thinking about leaving a gift to us in your Will. This also gives us an opportunity to thank you and invite you to see how your gift could be used by the Team.

All gifts in Wills are important, regardless of size and we are grateful to all our Supporters for their continued donations, fundraising and gifts.  If you would like more information about leaving a legacy to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association, please  contact: Trevor Price, Solicitor, Arnison Heelis, 1 St. Andrew’s Place, Penrith CA11 7AW   T: 01768 862007    E: tp@

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association Limited is the administrative organisation and the charity behind Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.  It is a registered charity, number 1063329.