Rescue teams in Wales warned in January they needed public funding to reflect their increased use as "urban search" teams by police.
In recent months, the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team has been used to search for a young child in Haverfordwest and an elderly man with Alzheimer's in Tonyrefail.
Sorry, but that comes with the territory. MRC and ALSAR have a MoU that prevents lowland teams being set up in areas that MRT's operate in. In the past this has stopped teams being formed in places like Cardiff and Manchester. The furthest north lowland team is Cheshire, which has no MRT.
To the best of my knowledge no Lowland team has gone to central government to ask for money to provide cover for upland areas such The Ridgeway, Chilterns, Cotswolds etc.