Team member goes over the wall

After over ten years as an operational member of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Fiona Thompson said, “Goodbye” at the team’s last training night. Fiona’s husband has a new job in Newcastle and the couple, with their two young children, are moving north to Hadrian’s Wall. 

Whilst sad to be leaving the move brings new challenges, not least moving house in a snowstorm. Fiona has already made contact with Northumbria National Park Mountain Rescue Team and hopes to be able to join its members on an exercise before the new year. However, Northumbria currently lies under even deeper snow than here in the Peak so it may have to thaw a little before she can find her way around.

Good luck to Fiona and family – and thanks for your help and friendship (not to mention the drinks last Thursday).

Team Chairman, Ian Hurst, presents Fiona with a small gift and an album of memories of Buxton MRT.

One comment

  1. Fiona

    Thanks Roger. It has been a priviledge being on such a good team for so long. NNPMRT have a hard job matching your professionalism and friendship. I will certainly have to be careful not to say too often, “But on the Buxton team…..!”

    And yes, I can’t recommend moving in a snow storm. The removal van was three hours late and they had to keep de-icing the ramp into the back of the van. It consequently took them two hours longer to pack than they thought and we didn’t leave the house until seven. We thenhad to drive two very tired small children all the way to Newcastle in the snow with blocked motorways and stay with the inlaws as we couldn’t get into our new house!

    I will miss you all! Good luck and maybe this year you will reach a centuary. NNPMRT won’t, that’s for sure!

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