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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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Runners go to Fell ‘n’ Back for the team

So there it is,  10 months of planning, meetings, phone conversations and route revisions,  all put behind us in one beautiful day in the Peak District.

Our inaugural Fell ‘n’ Back 20km race was held on the hills above Buxton on Saturday 29th September and we were delighted to welcome 102 runners and 1 walker to take part.

The winner, Mark Burton completed the route in 01:24:47 and was closely followed by the leading lady, Fran Bromley in 1:42:59.

Everyone seemed to have a great time before, during and after the race and were …

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Time for some well deserved Thank Yous

In recent months team members and the Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue have been frantically preparing for the Chatsworth Country Fair and our new Fell Race on 29th September.
 
Along with many other jobs, we’ve been gathering tombola and raffle prizes from many generous local businesses.  We’ve listed most here in no particular order but if we’ve missed you out, please accept our apologies and let us know.
 
We’ve got to start by extending a big Thanks once again to the team at Matlock Media for producing our fabulous new Fell ‘n’ Back race banners….

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Another Lodge shows it’s support

While we were collecting our Lottery cheque from the Billerettes, we were delighted to be presented with a further cheque for £300 from David Ingleby from the RC Chapter of the Derbyshire Freemasons to put towards our ongoing Drone projects.

The team have recently purchased two high quality training drones and some team members are progressing with training towards getting CAA accreditation.  We are confident these machines will prove invaluable in the years to come and are building up a fund in anticipation of any future needs.

As ever our …

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