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Buxton M.R.T. becomes sainsbury’s (Buxton) charity of the year.

YOU did it!   “THANK YOU”
Buxton Mountain Rescue sends a huge “Thank You” to all those who responded to our request to visit Sainbury’s web-site and vote for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to become the store’s Buxton branch, Charity of the Year.

The team heard just this week that B.M.R.T. had topped the public poll and would be adopted as the Sainsbury’s Buxton branch, charity in a scheme that will provide support for the team for the next twelve months.  All the collection boxes in the Market Place store will …

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Elephant Raffle at Chapel Haberdashery

It may be only a small shop situated on Market Street in Chapel en le Frith but the staff and customers have raised a wonderful £170 to help Buxton Mountain rescue Team.

Sew Chapel Haberdashery is in the The Old Hearse House which, built in 1818, is where the parish undertaker’s cart was housed with maybe one or two customers.  The small room upstairs was occupied by the undertaker to watch over his clients in a time when body snatching was prevalent.  An unusual setting for a …

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A race to the stones

Outdoor sports enthusiast Nichola Tomkins is to run 50km on The Race to the Stones this weekend to help raise money for the team.
The race claims to follow the footsteps of Vikings, Romans, dragons and Kings.  A journey from the Chilterns to the mystical North Wessex Downs past mighty iron age forts, ancient monuments and through some of Britain’s most stunning landscapes

From Nichola’s Just Giving page,  “Guys,,,,, I asking for your help and support.. some of you may know i’m doing Race to the stones 50k run/walk on …

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A new Way-sign for the Peak District

The Peak District Boundary Walk is a new long distance walk which completely encircles the national park.  The complete walk is 190 miles long but is conveniently split into twenty stages encouraging people to complete it all in one or on daily visits over a longer period.

The Peak District National Park is 555 square miles ( 1,438 sq km ) covering parts of four counties and metropolitan areas of Sheffield and Greater Manchester.  It was opened in 1951 but this is the first time a walk around its complete …

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Please help the team to become Sainbury’s local charity of the year.

BUXTON MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM urges all its friends and supporters to visit the supermarket’s website and vote for B.M.R.T. to be Sainsbury’s Buxton, Eagle Parade branch Charity Partner for the year.  

“So why do we do it?”
“At Sainsbury’s we want to make as big an impact as possible in our local communities. So every year we work together with our customers and colleagues to support a local cause at the heart of the local community. These are holistic partnerships that last for the whole year …

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Old friends move on.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wishes to say a public “Thank You” to Penny and Andy Chapman of Buxton’s High Street News.

Penny and Andy have been great supporters of the rescue team and have hosted a B.M.R.T. charity collection box on the counter of their shop for five years.   The collection box has raised £1,250 over the years in contributions from customers and friends.  Now they are leaving the business and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wants to acknowledge their personal help and the …

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Have you ever seen a Trout Run?

Macclesfield Harriers and & Athletic Clubs host a 9.5 K fell race as part of the Wincle Village Fete and Buxton M.R.T. was invited along to join in the fun.

The small village of Wincle on the Cheshire / Staffordshire border always enjoys a good turn out on fete day and this year the weather was kind to all who attended.   Team members were on hand to explain just what mountain rescue is all about and how to make contact should you ever need assistance on the hills.   …

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Family Fun Day, Macclesfield.

The sun shone at Moss Rose on Sunday  (well, in between the showers!)  the Macclesfield’s Family Fun Day held at the football stadium.   The weather forecast had not dampened spirits as crowds of families turned up making the day a great success.  The event also doubled as a dog show with many family mongrels all looking their best.
A few members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team went along to support the day and Bernard, the team’s own mascot, was hoping for a prize but no such luck.

What was …

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Coastguard helicopter visits dove holes

A Coastguard Search & Rescue Helicopter flew into Dove Holes on Sunday landing on the Bullring, just a stone’s throw from the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s base.  The noise and down-draught from the aircraft brought many locals out to watch it practice rescue techniques with team members.

Bristows took over the helicopter search and rescue responsibility for the Peak District from the R.A.F. in 2015 flying the Coastguard aircraft out of their newly built base at Humberside Airport.   Despite the distance the Sikorsky S-92, with an air speed of …

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