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Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Roger Bennett, recently retired team member, who was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pride of Buxton Awards held at the University of Derby’s Devonshire Dome in Buxton on Saturday 2nd December 2017. The award was given in recognition of Roger’s 40 years service to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and was presented by Mr Bill Weston MBE and the Mayor of the High Peak, Cllr Matthew Stone. The Pride of Buxton Awards were organised by the Voluntary and Community Services, Peak and Dales.

Over his forty year tenure Roger held most positions on the Team Management Committee including …

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Twirling Batons for Mountain Rescue

Following a phone call from Bill Weston MBE, the leader and founder of the Billerettes , one of the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s Deputy Leaders attended the Dickensian Christmas Market at the Pavillion Gardens in Buxton on Saturday 25th November to receive a “small cheque”. To his astonishment the cheque was made out for the princely sum of £700! Derbyshire Cave Rescue were also awarded £700.

The team would like to express its heartfelt thanks to Bill Weston and the Billeretes for such a generous donation. Our thanks also to the generous public of the High Peak for both enjoying and …

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please help, help, help

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team has been successful in being awarded a donation from the AVIVA Community Charity Fund, but the value of that donation depends on YOU.

With your support we could receive up to £5000, which will go towards the purchase of water & flood rescue equipment.

Please vote for us by clicking >here< or click the AVIVA poster below. It only takes a couple of minutes to register, and you will then be entitled to 10 votes.

A few pics from a recent water training session……

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next sunday it’ll be dark before 5 o’clock!

With just a few days to go before the clocks go back (2.00 a.m. Sunday 29th October) Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wants to remind walkers to take special care.   Every year the sudden shortening of daylight hours catches folk out and leaves them struggling to find their way off the hill in the dark, often resulting in a call-out for the local rescue teams.  
The hills of the Peak District are wonderful places to be and getting out into …

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A meeting of like minds

On Sunday Buxton Mountain Rescue Team welcomed members of both Staffordshire and Cheshire Lowland Rescue Teams for a training session which was primarily aimed at developing leadership skills but it also provided a great opportunity to share ideas.

The aims of Mountain Rescue and Lowland Rescue are the same but because of the nature of the terrain there are some obvious variations in operational techniques.  Whilst the mountain rescue teams are kept  busy with accidents at known locations, the lowland teams are more frequently involved in assisting the police in searching for missing …

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150 years of joint service recognised

On Thursday 12th October Buxton Mountain Rescue Teams was proud to welcome Mike France, Chairman of  Mountain Rescue England & Wales, and David Coleman, President of The Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation, to the team’s base at Dove Holes to present Long Service Certificates to five team members.

First to receive a certificate was Andy Ashton for completing 22 years service before retiring earlier this year.  Next up were two members, Mark Williams and Adrian Walker, who had each fulfilled 25 years service and finally Dave Hannan and Roger Bennett who were …

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Thanks for the ride.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team welcomed Hassan Pillai from Macclesfield to its Dove Holes base on Thursday evening to say thank you for raising over £3,000 for team funds.  
Team Chairman, Richard Doran, presented Hassan with a framed Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his hard work and determination in completing a 650 mile cycle ride from Mizen Head, the tip of Southern Ireland, to Malin Head at the top of Northern Ireland.   Following the presentation Hassan went on to relate the some of the stories …

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Bernard honoured in Chatsworth Video

Bernard has been the team’s mascot for several years and we thought we had him trained.  Unfortunately he slipped his lead at the last Chatsworth Country Fair and went a bit barking.

It’s a dog’s life but someone’s got to raise the money.  Take a look at >>>>>>>>>>>
Thanks to everyone who supported us at the show, the team raised a grand total of over £6,ooo.  FANTASTIC!

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Been there, done that and raised over £3,000

Hassan Pillai set himself to raise £2,500 for Buxton  Mountain Rescue Team.  The Challenge was to cycle the 600 mile route from Mizen Head to Malin Head in Ireland.
He’s been there, done that, beat the target.  What next?    Hassan wrote to Buxton MRT;
“Dear friends and supporters of BMRT,
I missed out on sending you updates as I progressed through Ireland, you may not be a friend on Facebook, so you get this now that I …

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Watch Peak District Teams in Action

Film footage of the real rescue of an injured walker from Pym’s Chair on Kinder Scout.  Watch Buxton and Kinder Rescue Teams, together with a little help from an Edale team member, working together to bring the casualty down the hillside and handover to the waiting ambulance crew.  See incident number 62 (1st Sept 2017) 

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It’s not every day that the friend of the casualty happens to be a film maker with a drone in his rucksack!

Credit for the video goes to: Graham Colling

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