South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA) provides a search and rescue service for those who find themselves in difficulty on the mountains of the south-east of Ireland.
Project: South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association (SEMRA)
Location: Various Locations, South-East Ireland
Loan Value: €200,000
The organisation comprises approximately 50 volunteer members who cover an area which includes the Galtee Mountains, the Knockmealdown Mountains, the Comeragh Mountains and the Blackstairs Mountains.
The service operates 24/7, 365 days a year. Call-outs can last from one hour to over a week.
Community Finance Ireland has been delighted to support the organisation’s ambitions on a number of occasions, providing funding support to complete an extension to their operating base and funding towards purchasing a new vehicle and equipment to assist them in their activities.
“South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association has been associated with Community Finance Ireland for a number of years. From our initial loan application for building our base in Clonmel, to our requirement for bridging finance towards the purchase of a new vehicle and mountaineering equipment – they have been excellent financial facilitators. It’s comforting to know that we have them to call upon for our financial needs and that our applications are dealt with professionally, confidentially and to strict deadlines.”
Barney Kelly, Treasurer