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Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue launch

All successful Mountain Rescue teams rely entirely on the generosity of the public for both funding and hands on support. We receive no official funding and only occasional high value grants. With an outlay of approximately £45,000 per year spent on vital life saving equipment and personal safety kit, vehicles and premises, you’ll appreciate that we need to work extremely hard to keep the pennies rolling in and we are extremely grateful for the support we receive from all our supporters.

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40 Years of service to Mountain Rescue

Mountain Rescuer Eric Needham, received national recognition from Mountain Rescue England and Wales and the Peak District Mountain Rescue Organisation for 40 years voluntary service to mountain rescue. The long service certificates were awarded to Eric by the Chairman of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Richard Doran, on behalf of the two rescue organisations.
Eric has been involved in over 1000 call outs over the 40 years, and has been part of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team for 40 years and part of the leadership committee for over 20 years. He produced the team member’s development guide in addition to setting the team …

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Donation received in memory of a loving Son

On Thursday 18th January, Buxton MRT were visited by the Greenwood family from Cheshire and heard a very moving story about their son. Their son Tom, who died in the spring of 2017, had loved the countryside and in particular the Peak District National Park.
In memory of Tom, the family had made a collection and wished it to go to a charity that they knew their son would have heartily supported.
It was, therefore, a pleasure for BMRT to receive a very generous donation of over £800 from the friends and family of …

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Neil walks 108 miles in aid of the team.

One of Buxton’s Team members, Neil Stephenson, is taking part in this year’s Spine Mountain Rescue Challenger Race.
The Mountain Rescue Challenger is the first 108 miles of the iconic Spine Race, billed as Britain’s Most Brutal Race. The race started in Edale on Saturday 13th January and heads north up the Pennine Way to Hardraw in Yorkshire. Racers have 60 hours to complete the tough course. The Spine Race was started in 2012 and the Mountain Rescue Challenger event was specifically introduced three years ago for Mountain Rescue Team Members to raise much-needed funds for their Teams. There are 18 …

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New Year call out

The New Year started with Buxton Mountain Rescue’s first call out of the year.
At 14:29 on Monday 1st January, the team was called out to assist an injured walker in the Temple Fields area of Buxton.
A local gentleman had set out for an afternoon walk when he, unfortunately, slipping aggravating an old injury. The team despatched two response vehicles to rendezvous with team members on Green Lane, who were directed to the casualty with the appropriate response equipment.
After initial assessment and treatment by Mountain Rescue trained casualty carers, the gentleman was made comfortable on the team’s stretcher and transferred to easier …

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Derbyshire County Council scheme helps Buxton Mountain Rescue

On 21st December the team was visited by Derbyshire County Councillor Jim Perkins. He was there to present the team with a cheque for £360 from the ‘Community Leadership Grant Scheme’. The cheque was accepted on behalf of the team by Geoff Sumner a long standing team member.
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team are extremely grateful for this generous grant. We are a registered charity and totally dependent on donations from the public. It costs over £30,000 per year just to maintain the rescue service. The grant will be put towards the cost of an upgrade to the teams older analogue radios which …

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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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