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Radio Derby live with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Its been a busy few days for all the teams volunteers of late, having been involved in four incidents over a six day period. As if that wasn’t enough, the Drone Team were up bright and early this morning to be interviewed live on Radio Derby.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team recently became the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be approved by the Civil Aviation Authority to use drones to help search for missing people.

If you didn’t catch the interview this morning,  pop onto our Facebook page and click on the link and listen from 1 hour and …

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Eyes in the skies – welcome to the Drone Team

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has become the first Mountain Rescue England and Wales team to be granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the use of drones. The approval will enable the rescue team to be able to use the drones to search for missing persons in places where access is difficult or unsafe for team members.

The approval is the culmination of a project, which started nearly 18 months ago by two team members, Roger Bennett and Carney James Turner who had a chance conversation with staff of the Pure Buxtonmagazine.

The project started with an advertising campaign led …

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It’s Quiz time to help Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Quiz number 14 of  an on-going series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress Gillian Halliday  is now up and running.

There are 60 questions on place names in British Isles which contain an item of clothing, jewellery or accessory.   SAE plus £1 cash/cheque made payable to Mrs G. Halliday, to ‘Lorien’. Main Road. Stickney. Boston. Lincolnshire. PE22 8AG.

Available by PayPal £1.40p using PayPal link, quiz will then be emailed asap.   1st Prize £10. In the event of a tie, winner will be picked at random plus 1 x £5 Prize to be picked at random from all entries returned irrespective …

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John Mayer 1937 – 2018

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is sad to acknowledge the death of John Mayer the team’s most senior member who joined the rescue team in 1965 during its very early and formative days.

John, originally from Manchester, was a skilled rock-climber with great experience of the crags in Wales, the Lakes and Scotland.

As a life-long lover of the great outdoors he would willingly volunteer to help those in need of assistance on the Peak district moors and almost accidentally became part of the newly forming rescue team in Buxton.  In the days long before mobile phones and GPS navigation devices people lost …

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All those blue tokens make a real difference

After a series of posts urging people to vote in the Whaley Bridge and Buxton Tesco stores, we were delighted to finally meet the store’s community representative, Bev Scott, and the local enabler, Elizabeth Edwards as they presented us with a huge cheque for £4,000 towards our digital radio upgrade project.

The team came out top in the customer vote in the Bags of Help appeal during September and October.  We are pleased to say the other two worthy causes walked away with £2,000 and £1,000 each.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Leader, Neil Carruthers said “Mountain Rescue Team members are all unpaid volunteers …

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Quiz Night – The real winners

Four members of the team took part in the Quiz Night at the Queen’s in Dove Holes on Sunday evening.

Local resident, Ian Lomas put on the spectacular Lumpys Music Quiz and about 100 locals and friends turned up to support the appeal for funds for The Christie and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

Our four claimed the booby prize but both charities were the real winners, each receiving a cheque for £440.

We’d like to thank Ian for nominating us alongside The Christie and landlord Kevin for hosting the event.

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1918 – 2018

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was honoured to join the groups remembering the fallen from the Great War and all other conflicts on the 11th Day of the 11th Month.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
1918-2018

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Funeral of Tim Pendleton

Family, friends and team members attended the funeral of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Operational Team Member, Tim Pendleton at Macclesfield crematorium on Thursday 25th October and met together afterwards at the Cheshire Cheese in Buxton to celebrate Tim’s life.

Tim was 56 years old and passed away recently following a short illness.

Tim joined the team in 2012 and served for 6 years and 8 Months. Tim was a dedicated and valued operational team member attending 232 callouts during his time with the team. He was a very experienced rope rescue supervisor working in the oil fields of the North Sea …

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A year long collection at Sainsbury’s Buxton

We’ve recently been handed a splendid collection from the customers and staff at Sainsbury’s, Buxton.

The collection has been one of the store’s ongoing support projects seeing us holding a few weekend collections outside the store along with Sainsbury’s hosting collections boxes near the tills for a whole year.  Customers generously donated over £1,140 to the team which will go to purchase essential supplies in the coming year.   With average running costs approaching £45,000 every contribution, no matter how large or small, is important to us.  So once again, we want to …

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Rotary Club get the pennies spinning in Sainsbury’s

Last week we were delighted to receive a cheque from the Rotary Club of Buxton representing half the proceeds from their Coin Spinner collection in Sainsbury’s in Buxton.

The Rotary Club are regular supporters of the team and always help us and other local charities whenever they can.  Their volunteers do a fantastic job for and we really appreciate their generosity.

Pictured here is Dr Andy Collier from the Rotary Club together with Sainsbury’s staff, handling the cheque to team member Delvin and one of the Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue, Jane.

Thanks to all …

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