In the news


May 28, 2024

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was honoured to be awarded the prestigious title of “Volunteer Team of the Year 2024” at the Best of Brecon Awards organised by Brecon Town Council.

The Team was awarded their prize at an event hosted by Brecon Mayor, Councillor John Powell at the town’s Guildhall.   

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team Leader Dr Rob Powell commented:

“We were extremely honoured and delighted to be presented with such a prestigious award at this event.  It is wonderful to be recognized in this way by the community we serve.  There are so many people who make fantastic contributions to our local community, and the event itself was a wonderful display of the commitment made by volunteers, including our own Team.”

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team is an emergency service staffed by 55 volunteers and funded entirely by donations. Mountain rescue services are free to those in need because the teams are staffed by volunteers. However, equipment, vehicles and maintaining a headquarters all cost money, and the team’s volunteers must raise sufficient funds to maintain the service. It costs approximately £55,000 each year to keep Brecon Mountain Rescue Team operational.

To find out more about how you can support Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, please visit To make a donation to the team, please visit