Glasgow-based recycling initiative Camping Recycled has pledged to donate 1% of its profits to Scottish Mountain Rescue as part of an ongoing partnership.
The funds raised will help support the charity’s efforts to provide a world-class rescue service in Scotland’s mountains and remote communities.
Launched in 2008 by leading outdoor equipment manufacturer Vango, Camping Recycled is a project that is committed to minimising waste by giving outdoor kit a second life. Whether it’s a production sample, a display model or a broken item, the team do everything they can to get second hand tents, awnings, rucksacks and equipment, back into saleable condition so that they can be used again for new adventures.
Camping Recycled was one of the first initiatives to refurbish and sell used gear that would have otherwise gone to landfill. If products are beyond repair, the highly experienced team strip off every component that can be used again and those parts are used to repair other products – so nothing is wasted.
Vango Marketing Director Rob Birrell commented: “We are passionate about getting people outdoors and creating a sustainable future for the next generation, which is why we founded our Camping Recycled initiative. Ten years on, our team is bigger than ever and continues to take great pride in extending the life of products that would have otherwise gone to waste.
“When looking for a charity to partner with this year, Scottish Mountain Rescue was top of our list. The charity does an incredible job keeping outdoor enthusiasts safe throughout Scotland and, like us, the team are committed to helping people enjoy the outdoors safely. We hope that our donations will be able to go some way to ensuring that they can continue to provide such a valuable service to the Scottish community.”
Challenging and hostile environments
Scottish Mountain Rescue is a registered charity providing support to volunteer mountain rescue teams since 1965. With over 1,000 volunteers and the Scottish Cave Rescue members, the charity delivers a much-needed and valued rescue response 24/7, 365 days a year.
Kev Mitchell, Vice-Chair at Scottish Mountain Rescue commented: “Our volunteers work in challenging and often hostile environments in all mountainous terrain across Scotland any day, any hour, any weather. We depend wholly on donations to maintain our world class service and the support pledged by the Camping Recycled team will undoubtedly help us to offer the best possible rescue service to all who need them.”
For more information on Scottish Mountain Rescue or to donate, visit the Scottish Mountain Rescue website: www.scottishmountainrescue.org.