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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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New Vehicle Appeal – Half Way There!

A generous donation from the town’s “Billerettes” was enough for the Team’s £50,000 for Fifty Years Service New Vehicle Appeal to reach a landmark stage.

Half the required money is now safely in the team’s coffers and Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has been able place an order for its new Incident Control Vehicle.

The model chosen for the base vehicle is a Ford Transit 350, all-wheel drive with high top and long wheelbase.  The decision followed detailed research of available models and an unbeatable offer of help and support from …

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MP helps with Macclesfield Street Collection

Along with many other residents, Macclesfield MP David Rutley was able to find out more about the important work of our local mountain rescue team. He also saw how the team use high-tech casualty bags and modern stretchers to get injured walkers and climbers off the hills to access the full medical services that they need. Thanks to the people of Macclesfield, the fundraising event raised £292.

Earlier this year, David gave his support to a successful campaign which led to the renewal of Government support of £200,000 a year …

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Even More Bikes!

This time it’s team member Dave Goodman who somehow managed to get himself into a Lycra suit for a 150 miles jaunt, Coast to Coast.

Dave is a paramedic with North West Ambulance Service and is one of the team’s lead first aid instructors.  This time he swapped his first aid kit for a large jar of Vaseline as he set off on his longest ever one day ride from Seascale on the west coast to Whitby on the east.   It was a family affair as he was accompanied …

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Think you know British food & drink?

Quiz number 8 now being served!
Quiz 7 closed at the end of June and the winners; David Winfield of Penkridge, Stafford and Mrs High from Dereham in Norfolk, have both been notified.  Many thanks to all who entered and demonstrated their knowledge of the human body.  You helped to raise £292 for the team funds which brings the total raised by Gill Halliday with her series of quizzes to £1,354.

Quiz number 8 was launched on 1st July and this time you’ll need to identify sixty British place names containing the names …

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Say It With Flowers

Buxton well dressing festival started today, Sunday 6th July.
The rescue team was honoured with a magnificent display at the Higher Buxton Well.

Well dressing is a Derbyshire custom dating back to the Black Plague days of the 14th century giving thanks for the purity of the well water.  The first well dressing in Buxton was in 1840 and the custom has continued ever since with just short wartime breaks.  The plaques are made from wooden base-boards …

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