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Call-out to Wilmslow

On a raining evening in May, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, was called out, or should that be “called in” to a special task in Wilmslow.
A large part of any Mountain Rescue work is about education, community relations and helping to enforce the importance of hill safety and preparation prior to embarking on any outdoor activity. On this occasion it was a task set to team member Matt Stagg who attended Fulshaw WI’s monthly …

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Retiring Mayor helps the team.

Buxton Mountain was honoured to be invited to a special evening held at Buxton’s Pavillion Gardens last Friday.

Retiring Mayor, Alan Barrow, presented a number of local charities a portion of the funds raised by the High Peak Mayoral Charity Committee throughout the last year.

Team Leader Neil Carruthers and Fundraising Manager Dave Goodman attended the event on behalf of the team together with a significant number of representatives from other local charities each receiving generous donations towards their funds.

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Team chosen to be TSB “Charity of the Year”!

The TSB Buxton Branch has chosen the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team as its Local Charity Partner for 2015.
This week, Dave Goodman, Fundraising Manager for the rescue team, visited the branch on Spring Gardens, Buxton, to collect an initial cheque of £100.  The local TSB branch will be holding several fundraising activities throughout the year, including “guess the hamper value?”, a coffee morning, “how far will Ted travel on his holidays?”   Several of the branch staff will also bravely take part in a sponsored abseil.
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Emergency Services Day 2015

Find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the people that help others in distress including some you probably weren’t aware of.  Displays ongoing throughout the day with some lively and dramatic demonstrations.

A great day out for all the family including the younger ones.  Meet Bernard, the team’s mascot search dog, and members of the team who can tell you what it takes to join the rescue team. Try your hand at rock climbing in complete safety on the teams own portable crag wall.  

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Twelve Years of Service and on to a new life.

After twelve years of faithful service the team’s old Control Vehicle has been sold to Severn Area Rescue Association where it will start a new life with the water rescue unit.

The Ford Transit started life with Buxton MRT in 2003 when, following an appeal, the vehicle was donated by Macro Motor Services.  It served eight years as a minibus based at Dove Holes with a primary role of transporting team members from the rendezvous point to the nearest access gate on to the moors.  In 2011 it took on …

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Channel 4

During the winter the rescue team was approached by a film production company working for Channel 4 television.  The company, RAW Television, was making a program about how bad weather effects peoples lives in Britain.  As a result Buxton Mountain Rescue Team will be featured in the finished program going out Sunday night 12th, at 8.00 pm.

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Ready for the Bank Holiday

The myriad of skills necessary to part of a mountain rescue team means that Buxton Mountain Rescue Team trains every Thursday evening throughout the year.   Whether you’ve been in the team just four days of forty years, keeping up to speed with new developments demands that every member attends regular training.

Much of the training requires a classroom environment and is a bit like being back at school.  However, having learnt skills in class then they need to put in practice in a realistic situation.  Time on a Thursday evening is …

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In Memory of Ted Martin

Donations totalling nearly £400 have been made to The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation in memory of the late Ted Martin from Codnor, Derbyshire who died in January this year.

Ted and his beloved wife, Barbara, spent many years cycling and rambling in the Peak District and his family decided to nominate The P.D.M.R.O. as a beneficiary from collections made at is funeral.

The gifts were handed to members of Buxton MRT at its Dove Holes base on Wednesday night and will be passed on to the P.D.M.R.O. for the …

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The Langley Lectures

Organised by Langley Methodist Church, The Langley Lectures are a series of talks aimed at providing an opportunity for people to come together and learn more about the locality and the world.  The lectures present a wide variety of subjects from politics to health and from faith to science and the natural world.

For the final talk of the winter series Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was invited to give a presentation on the work of mountain rescue in the Peak District providing an insight to the challenges and rewards of being a member.

Three team members went to the small village …

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