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BMRT President, Nigel Vardy

Its not very often we write or post about one of our own on any social media platform, however we would like to celebrate the dedication to exploration of Nigel Vardy, the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team President.

Nigel has carved out a career in the mountaineering world as an explorer, record breaker, author and motivational speaker. He has numerous and varied accolades to his name, and it was of no surprise to us that Bear Grylls has interviewed him for his BecomingX project or that Peak District National Park wanted to include him in …

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Run, and support Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

Runners and walkers are signing up to take part in our ‘Go Anytime’ events as part of the Teams Fell ‘n’ Back race series.

The three courses showcase the areas in which we work as a rescue team, and all monies raised help fund our valuable work.

Remember you can run the courses as many times as you like, while they are live, to improve your times.

If you want to take part, please click on the entry link below and share to your own pages to …

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Thank you Sainsbury’s, Buxton

Sainsbury’s Buxton and their customers have again been local heroes by completing their annual collection for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.

The team were delighted to meet Erin Smallbone, the Customer and Trading Manager for the store earlier this morning who told us how generous you, the public, have been.

The team was delighted to be able to call into Sainsbury’s this morning to personally thank her and the staff for the kind, and much needed donations. Without contributions like these, we would not be able to continue the …

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Buxton woman to sell late husband’s photos to raise money for mountain rescue team

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team would like to thank the generosity of Helen Homer who has dedicated to sell her late husband Jay’s photographs to support the rescue team.

Very sadly, Jay was found by the team on the 16th July 2020 having had a fatal fall whilst out taking photographs on the moorlands just above Buxton.

A year on, Helen would like to showcase her husband’s talents with an amazing selection of his photos for sale. A team spokesman said that we are extremely grateful to Helen for this decision to …

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Picnic on Mam Tor

One of our team members recently had a conversation with a member of staff at the Hollowford Centre in Castleton. The discussion was over the new all-terrain wheelchair purchased by the centre and the Lindley Educational Trust to allow access to the countryside for those with limited mobility.

It just so happened the team member’s neighbour had been injured some time ago in a serious accident involving a paraglider and was no longer able to get out and about into the countryside he had spent so many years enjoying.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Live Sunday 25th April 2021 7.00pm (bst)

Sunday was a little bit different to the team’s normal weekend activities. We had a great time being media stars for the afternoon as we presented our first live media streaming event, with our “Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Live”.

The BMRT live event exceeded all of our expectations and was a credit to all the team’s volunteers and the production team from Sound Credit TV, who were supported by Crows Nest Films, were fantastic, we couldn’t have done it without them. Even our very own Bernard the dog, the team’s mascot made a rare …

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The Annual General Meeting, and a word from our President.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team held its Annual General Meeting recently. To ensure the charity was able to safely hold the AGM, it was held, as is usual nowadays, online.

In a first for our Team, online voting was organised in a confidential manner, and a huge extra thank you to the team members who made that part of the AGM possible, in addition to the extra work required by the Team Secretary to organise the AGM. Don’t forget, these and many other team members and Trustees help to organise the running of …

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Peak Raid raise money for mountain rescue.

Last year, with most physical races cancelled because of Covid-19, Peak Raid organised a series of very successful GPS based virtual events. Runners who took part were encouraged to donate to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team and as a result of their generosity we are delighted to have received a donation of £1613.20 to support our work.

Peak Raid races, based in the Peak District National Park, are a series of fell running events which combine challenging navigation, route choice and terrain. Due to the recent restrictions these have been GPS based events using the …

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Macclesfield Harriers and Athletic Club.

This week we were delighted to receive a very generous donation of £1118 from Macclesfield Harriers and Athletic Club.

During the recent months of lockdown, the club arranged a series of ‘virtual events’ to encourage their members to keep up with their daily exercise while following guidelines on staying covid-compliant.

The Harriers and the Team have many connections over many years, with ex and current team members also being part of the Harriers. In addition to many Harriers enter the local running events, many of which are marshalled by …

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