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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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Tour de France

More bikes!  This time by the hundreds – all taking part or supporting the Tour de France as it passed through Yorkshire and Derbyshire this weekend.

The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation was asked to assist in the nightmare of providing marshals and emergency cover on the steep gradients from Holme Valley to Glossop.  Buxton team was pleased to help out. A few members with Mobile Two went over to Holmfirth in the early hours of Sunday to join other rescue teams for the preparations.

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Results in for Young Buxton Cyclists

You just can’t escape folk on bikes this month…The Greater Manchester Cycle event took place on Sunday (29/6) on closed roads in Manchester City Centre.  Amongst the thousands of riders were the Parker family from Buxton, including their 2 children, Annabel 9 years, and George 8 years. Both children are pupils of St Anne’s School, Buxton, who have been keen cyclists since they were very young.

Lucky for us, Annabel and George decided to raise money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team to support our golden anniversary appeal.  To date the children have raised more the £200, which is a terrific feat …

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142 Kilometre Challenge to All Teams

In celebration of the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation’s 50th Anniversary  Keith Wakely, the Team leader of Woodhead MRT,  made a challenge to all the other teams.
To pay homage to the Tour De France, which will pass through the area just one week later, that a bike ride would be a good idea.  (Good idea!?  I don’t know how many pints they had had when this decision was taken!)  The PDMRO Tour de Peak was born and it’s this Saturday 28th June….

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Youngsters pedal for the rescue team.

The Great Manchester Cycle returns on Sunday 29th June with 8,000 riders expected to take to the closed roads of Manchester city centre.  Two of those riders will be on a special mission; to raise money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team!
Nine year old Annabel Parker and her brother eight year old George are pupils of St Anne’s School in Buxton and have been keen cyclists since they very young.  They are keen members of Matlock Cycle Club which has provided excellent training and encouragement for the 20 …

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