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Start of a New Training Year

Making sure team members are up to speed with all that might be expected of them at an incident is a bit like painting Blackpool Tower.  It’s a never ending process involving every Thursday night and occasional weekends.  (Although they probably paint Blackpool Tower on other days as well!)  Only in August is the official training program relaxed but that is traditionally one of the busiest operational months meaning time has to be concentrated on checking and replacing worn out equipment.

So, it’s back to school and the new term started last week!

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Money from the Well!

The Buxton Market Place Well has turned into a Wishing Well for the Rescue Team!

In July this year all the wells around Buxton were all dressed with magnificent floral displays created with wonderful skill and dedication by a team of volunteers organised by The Buxton Wells Dressing Committee.  2014 being the 50th Anniversary of the team, the Market Place Well was dedicated to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and a fantastic tableau was created displaying a rescue on Kinder Scout.

Not only do the Wells Dressing Committee ensure that …

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Lands End to John O’Groats

You just can’t get away from bikes this year!

Buxton team member Miles Haslam, (now known as 850 miles Haslam),  has completed a sponsored cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats to raise £1,560 for two different charities.

He completed the mini adventure as a solo and totally unsupported ride in just ten days.

Miles wanted to raise money for two charities close to his heart.  Miles, said, “Mountain rescue does a great job and relies totally on charity so half the money will go to the Buxton Team.  I’ve also …

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Countryfile Presenter Lost on Roaches

When BBC’s Countryfile program was planning to film in Staffordshire, they learnt that it was the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’s Fiftieth Anniversary. Presenters Ellie Harrison and Jules Hudson invited Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to join them on The Roaches and explain how mountain rescue in the Peak District has evolved over the last fifty years.

Robin Knott of Derbys M.R.T. and Bob Rogerson, who was a competitor in the 1964 Four Inns Walk, were on hand to explain what happened on that fatal …

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High Sheriff on Boundary Patrol

The High Sheriff of Derbyshire, David Coleman Q.P.M. D.L., has set himself the challenge of walking around the complete boundary of the County.  That’s a total distance of nearly 250 miles over some very rough country with lots of ups and downs.  The walk is intended to raise money for two charities; The High Sheriff’s Fund, which provides grants to organisations engaging in young people to divert them from crime and, The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

The P.D.M.R.O. is fifty years old this year and David is now its …

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Carnival at Dove Holes and Base Open Day

It’s Carnival Day in Dove Holes this Saturday and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team will be joining in the fun and frolics.  

Events start at 1.00 pm and the weather forecast is fine.  Following last year’s success the team will again be entering the procession with the team Land Rover being decorated for the occasion.

After the procession the Dove Holes Team Base will be open for visitors and you are welcome to have a look around at the equipment old and new.

This is an event with a real village atmosphere where everyone …

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Open Garden Raises £100.

In July the “Three Villages Open Garden Event” took place which encourages the residents of Sutton, Langley and Lyme Green near Macclesfield to invite members of the public to visit their gardens.  Over twenty gardens were opened including a special one owned by Pam and John Gawthorpe of Peter House Road, Sutton Lane Ends.

Dozens of people passed through the garden to view the result of many hours of dedication to all things that grow.  Many of the visitors took advantage of Pam’s sale of her speciality plants, Hostas. …

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Team Recognises the Deeds of Others

On Wednesday 23 rd July, a group of young people from Nottingham NCS (National Citizenship Service) were coming to the end of a full  day of activities on the Staffordshire Roaches when they came upon an elderly man who had sustained a twisted ankle.  The man was in some pain and rather distressed having put his foot down a hole.

The group gently and very carefully led the man down from the popular climbing rock outcrop back to the road.  They chose the easiest route and constantly reassured him all …

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Billerettes £500 Donation.

The world famous, “Bill’s Billerettes” have made a fantastic donation the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.  Troop Leader Bill Weston MBE, presented BMRT Fundraising Officer, Peter Farrer with a cheque for £500 just as the 2014 carnival was about to parade through Buxton.  The Billerettes have raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities with their performances at carnivals and parades over nearly forty years.

Bill Weston said, “We heard about the rescue team’s 50th Anniversary Appeal and wanted to help out.”  Fundraising Officer, Peter Farrer, was delighted to receive the boost …

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Teams Join in Party to Celebrate 50 Years Together.

Its not just the 50th anniversary of Buxton Team, it’s also 50 years since the foundation of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation.

And to celebrate members from all seven teams got together for a special party at Lee Green near Matlock.  The day started with a range of activities including a high-ropes event and a big swing.  Despite a terrible weather forecast the thunder storms held off for most of the day with the down pours arriving just as everyone was lining up for a big outdoor photograph.  However, …

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