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Incident Control Vehicle For Sale.

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Plans for the team’s new Control Vehicle are well advanced and, with a last concentrated push for funding, the vehicle should be commissioned by Spring 2015.  To help cover the cost Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is offering for sale its current Mobile Control / Response Vehicle, preferably to a deserving mountain, cave or A.L.S.A.R team or any voluntary organisation with similar aims.

The Ford Transit vehicle was donated to the team in April 2003 and served as a minibus for several years. It was then converted into a mobile …

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Do you have to tidy up before you can go out on a call-out?

When team members visited The Bishop Pursglove Primary School at Tideswell they were prepared for a barrage of questions about how mountain rescue operates and what sort of equipment the team uses.  However, they may not have been as prepared as they thought because it’s always the unexpected question that catches you out!

The rescue team was invited to the school’s holiday club to explain to a small group of children, aged between five and eleven, what mountain rescue teams do.  Simple they thought and four team members proudly …

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Buxton Rambling Club in a Stew

We walk the peaks and dales

Members of Buxton Rambling Club meet every weekend and most Wednesdays for walks in the Peak District at various distances and levels of ability.  Each year in October the members hold a Hot Pot Supper at St Ann’s Church Hall in Buxton and invite a guest speaker.   This year, on seeing the Buxton Well’s Dressings in July, the club decided to invite Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and hear more about the team’s Golden Anniversary.

Team member, Roger Bennett, …

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Fifty Years Old. It’s official!

Founded in 1964, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is fifty years old this year and the Golden Anniversary was made official at a black tie dinner on Saturday evening.  The team was officially “Off Call” for twelve hours whilst team members could relax with friends and family.  The last time the team was declared Off Call was for the 25th Anniversary celebrations in 1989.

Ninety members, past and present and some travelling from abroad, celebrated at the Palace Hotel with a formal dinner.  The meal was followed by speeches from the Charity Chairman, Richard Doran and Operational Team Leader, Neil Carruthers.

The Chairman …

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Athletic Support

No, it’s not a bandage!  

It was the fifty-five runners who took part in the Buxton Athletic Club’s five kilometre run last weekend.  Following the event club members sold homemade cakes and raised a magnificent £88. for the rescue team’s funds.  This was added to a great donation of £125 as a reward for assisting with the marshaling on the annual Buxton Half Marathon race held earlier in the year.

Team member, Darren Hunt (the one with the knobbly knees and strange pedal disease) was on hand to receive the gift …

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Trefoil Guide the Way

Buxton Spa Trefoil Guild, has made a very welcome donation to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team after hearing about the 50th Anniversary Appeal.  The guild is only a small group but its members held an auction on behalf of the rescue team and raised an amazing £118.

The team sends a great big “Thank You” to all the Buxton Guild members for their great support and has awarded the group a Certificate of Appreciation.

Team Chairman, Richard Doran said, “It’s always great to receive donations but it means something special when a small group of …

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Winsome Dogs

Back in April this year, a number of friends who walk together talked about doing some fund-raising for their local Mountain Rescue team to help celebrate its 50th anniversary. The bare bones of a fun dog show took shape.

What with the added attractions of a cake stall, a book sale, a raffle, and a bottle game it proved a popular event at the park in Oakamore, Staffs. The organiser, Karen Landon of Churnet Valley Dog Training, advertised with such gusto that around 70 dogs with their owners joined …

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Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

The team sends its sincere condolences to the Cavendish family following  the passing of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire at the age of 94 years

The late Duke, Andrew, and the Duchess of Devonshire had long supported the work of mountain rescue in the Peak District.  The family had been particular supporters of Buxton team which has had the privilege of attending the Chatsworth Country Fairs for many years and raising many thousands of pounds.  The Duke and Duchess often called in at the team’s display stand to wish …

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Thank You Buxton Folk!

Last Saturday was a grey, drizzly day in Buxton but despite the miserable weather the good people of the town were in a generous mood.

A total of £450 was raised in a Flag Day collection on Spring Gardens.  That’s another very valuable contribution towards keeping the team operational.  This year Buxton Mountain Rescue Team needs to raise its usual £30,000 annual running costs plus an extra £50,000 to replace an aging vehicle.

Thanks to the generosity of many local people the team is well on its way to achieving the targets …

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Team Visit Derbyshire Police Control Room

The police have the ultimate responsibility to preserve life and therefore are always central to any mountain rescue call-out.  Although mountain rescue is now regarded as an emergency service it has no central control room of its own.  All request for the services of a mountain rescue team are initially handled by either the police or the ambulance service for the region in which the incident occurs.  When brief details have been obtained the Peak District Duty Incident Controller is contacted who will make the decision as to what the …

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