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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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Making a song and dance about a cheque

Today team members delayed their Bank Holiday to collect a massive cheque for £10,000 from the National Lottery, here presented to Alan Ball by an outstanding ensemble called the Billerettes after dazzling us all with their moves.

Thanks to the Billerettes, The National Lottery and of course, National Lottery Players for making this happen.

The funds will go towards our Digital Radio Upgrade project which is major capital project but an essential upgrade to our vital equipment.

Our fundraising for this and other projects continues throughout the year and your support …

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Please add Tescos blue tokens to your shopping list

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

We are one of three groups shortlisted by the organisers to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tescos to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is looking for extra funding for our “Essential Communications Equipment Upgrade” project, which is all about a new digital radio system, to replace the old analogue radios currently in use.

Digital communication technology brings significant improvements and additional features to this essential piece of equipment.  In addition …

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Generosity abounds

We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of people over the past few weeks.

Pictured here, some of our team accepted a cheque from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire Freemasons at their Community Awards Ceremony last week.  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was just one of nearly 20 local charities gratefully being acknowledged by the Freemasons.  We are most grateful for the support of the Pheonix Lodge of St Ann who proposed the team for the award and who have also made a separate donation from the lodge charity fund.

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The drones prepare to take to the air


Old meets New – hopefully they will be working together in the future
 
With the help of Pure magazine’s campaign, a number of generous people who donated through our website and all manner of kind folk, including a significant donation from Derbyshire County Councillor Jim Perkins’s Community Fund, we have surpassed our own expectations and have raised enough funds to procure two operational drones for use in of search and rescue with Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
 
Initially these drones will be used entirely for training. A couple of months ago we …

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The countdown begins for Fell ‘n’ Back 2018

Buxton Mountain Rescue have released details of a new fell race in the Peak District for your calendars.

Fell ‘n’ Back 2018

The race is being organised by the Buxton Mountain Rescue volunteers.  Regular updates and information on Facebook/FellnBack

Date & time: 29 Sept 2018 , 11.00. Registration 9:30-10:30

Venue: Burbage Institute, Nursery Lane, Buxton SK17 6UL; Grid ref: SK 044 729. please note: 10 minutes walk to start/finish

Distance 19.6km, climb 730m This is a new race including some of the old Goyts Moss route and some …

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The Team wins a Civic Award from Macclesfield’s Mayor

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s Chairman Rick Mobbs and team member Andy Peet attended a Civic reception lunch at Macclesfield Town Hall on Sunday 6th of May 2018 to receive a Community Involvement Award on behalf of the team. The award was given to the team “in recognition of a sustained and significant contribution to Macclesfield” and a recognition of the work that the team does in rescuing Macclesfield citizens from the hills around the Town. The Award was presented by the Mayor of Macclesfield Cllr Beverly Dooley.

 

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Visit to Buxton Methodist Guides

Last week team members Jo, Dave and Matt visited Buxton Methodist Guides. The guides were given an overview of mountain rescue and how we help those in need, which was followed by some hands on experience with the teams operational equipment and were given a tour of mobile one.

At the end of the session they kindly presented us with a donation.

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