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IT’S QUIZ TIME TO HELP BUXTON MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM

Its number fifteen in an ongoing series of quizzes by our very own Quiz Mistress, Gillian Halliday.   There are 60 questions Cryptic/General Knowledge/Anagrams of place names in British Isles containing things found in Town or Country.

Closing date 31st October 2020.

1st Prize £10 to person with highest score plus 2nd Prize £5
randomly picked from all returned sheets.

£1 plus SAE to Mrs G Halliday ‘Lorien’,Main Road, Stickney, Boston, Lincolnshire. PE22 8AG.

(Gillian sends the team a cheque for the total amount when
entries close)….

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Keep Your Chinook Up

All the Mountain Rescue Teams involved in the Todbrook Reservoir incident back in August 2019 would like to say a huge thank you to the Committee of the Keep Your Chinook Up Fund for their generous support to mountain rescue following the incident.

What a great gesture, from a great community, thank you.

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The Spine MRT challenge

Clare Holdcroft, one of our team members, recently completed the Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) Spine Challenge event, which started on the 11th January. The race is specifically for mountain rescue volunteers and is part of the Spine race series, billed as Britain’s most brutal race! 

The MRT Challenge is 108
miles along the Pennine Way starting in Edale and finishing in Hawes. Staged in
winter, the race is non-stop with competitors having to endure whatever weather
is thrown at them. Most of the time is spent in the dark with only eight hours
of daylight each day at …

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Bethfootforward

If you think you have walked a few miles during 2019 then spare a moment to look at the website of Beth Wickes who since the 3rd Oct 2018 has walked over 2785 miles, mostly around the coastline of the UK. Beginning at theTowerRNLI in London, Beth set out on her journey to raise awareness of the work of the RNLILowland Rescue and Mountain Rescue England and Wales, and to raise as much money as possible for them to continue with their vital work supporting the community. Beth Foot Forward charity coastal walk

This …

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Christmas Cracker

In clear but cold weather, the Team spent Sunday morning supporting Staffordshire Moorlands Athletic Club annual Christmas Cracker Race. This event has been supported by the team for many years and is firmly established in the team calendar of events.

The race starts and finishes at the Tittesworth Water visitor centre and takes a route over The Roaches, passing many famous crags and with amazing views over the surrounding countryside.

This year, the team had three runners in the race, Clare who is training for Mountain Rescue Spine Challenger, who won her …

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Bollington Brewery and The Vale Inn provide magnificent support for the Team

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was invited to the Vale Inn, Bollington, one of The Bollington Brewery’s pubs, to receive a donation for helping out on the Bollington 3 Peaks Fell Race.

Team chairman Rick Mobbs received the cheque from Lee Wainwright and Tim Jones at the Vale Inn.

After the presentation team members did sample a few of the brews, and very good they were too.

The team are very grateful to Lee and his team, and the organisers of the Bollington Fell Race. Without such support from the local …

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Mountain Rescue meets Women’s Institute

Team members Carney and Fleur visited Buxton Women’s Institute earlier today to give a presentation talk to WI members about the valuable work of the mountain rescue volunteers, in and around Buxton.

It was also a chance for the Team to say thank you to Buxton WI for a generous donation they gave the team last year when the WI members decided not to send each other Christmas cards but instead collected the money they would have spent on cards, and donated it the team for our drone fund. This very generous donation, in conjunction …

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Saturday 16 November 2019

A busy day for many members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, with the team being involved in three events today.

Team members attended both Leek and Castleton, raising funds to enable us to provide the voluntary service that we, (and other similar mountain and lowland teams provide) to help those who need our specialist skills.

We’d like to thank everybody who made a donation, both at Leek and at Castleton on the day. All of your donations go directly to maintaining the team’s operational status. Without your support and help, we …

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The Red Jacket – Delvin’s story

Continuing our catch up with trainees who have recently been awarded their “Red Jacket”, we caught up with Delvin, for his side of the story…….

My wife and I moved to Buxton to enjoy access to the Peak
District with all of the outdoor activities it presents. This gave me an opportunity
to apply to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, something which has always been at the
back of my mind. Although I have never had to call on the services of a
mountain rescue team it has always been reassuring to know they are there just
in case the need …

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Waitrose & partners supporting Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

The team recently received a substantial donation from Waitrose & Partners to support the valuable work carried out by the rescue team. Without this support from the community and businesses in the area, the team could not continue to provide the emergency response that we currently do; so, a huge thank you to everyone who helped out to nominate the team, and of course to Waitrose, for the donation.

Waitrose and Partners ‘Community Matters’ is a way of giving something back to good causes in their local area. Each month …

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