It’s nearly the end of another year and 2012 has been as busy as ever for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. To date, we have assisted over 100 people on 75 full team call outs. Our search and rescue dog handlers, have attended 26 call-outs, many further afield that the teams operational area. The incidents have represented all sorts of difficulties for people out and about on the Peak District moors and dales: some just got lost and were grateful for guidance off a foggy hill, and others had serious injuries needing medical care and a stretcher evacuation.
So it’s time for us to say a big, “Thank You” to everyone who has helped and supported the team throughout the year. As a charity run entirely by volunteers we need all the help we can get. Fortunately, we have not been disappointed. It costs around £35,000 per year for the team to remain operational and the public remain generous. Individual people go to an awful lot of trouble to raise money for the team and we sincerely appreciate every donation be it large or small. Thank you too to all the local businesses which have supported the team in cash or kind.
Mountain Rescue is a team effort which involves many more people than just its members. We owe thanks for the cooperation and asssitance of : the local ambulance crews, the helicopter crews, Derbyshire police, the Ranger Service, local farmers - in addition to the other six voluntary rescue teams in the Peak District, especially our neighbours in Kinder and Edale MRTs with whom we sometimes work alongside in joint operations.
Thank you to everyone who has helped in any way and we look forward to your continuing support.
Happy Christmas and a Safe and Peaceful New Year from all in Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.