Team recognised as Community Champions
BT has awarded Buxton Mountain Rescue Team £500 to recognise the voluntary work the team does in the community. The Community Champions scheme is operated by BT’s charity programme to support the endeavours of its employees who give their spare time to help charitable organisations. Team Member Roger Bennett has worked for BT for nearly thirty years and made the application for grant money last November. He said, “BT has always been supportive of the charity work its employees do, but better than the cash is fact that BT allows me do down tools and run as soon as the call-out pagers sound off. Without the support of employers such as BT, organisations like the lifeboats and mountain rescue teams could not operate during the working day.”
The donation will be put into the steadily growing pot that will soon provide a complete new set of casualty care equipment, so that vehicles returning from call-out can be immediately replenished and made ready for service again. Some purchases have already been made and other items are on order. A full list of the new equipment and appropriate words of thanks will be published later in Spring.
Roger, wearing his Team Treasurer’s hat added, “The money is most welcome at a time when we think fundraising is going to get even harder. It is the maximum sum we could have got under this scheme so we have been very fortunate that BT has recognised our work and is willing to support the charity sector in this way.”