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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was honoured to join the groups remembering the fallen from the Great War and all other conflicts on the 11th Day of the 11th Month.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

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Funeral of Tim Pendleton

Family, friends and team members attended the funeral of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Operational Team Member, Tim Pendleton at Macclesfield crematorium on Thursday 25th October and met together afterwards at the Cheshire Cheese in Buxton to celebrate Tim’s life.

Tim was 56 years old and passed away recently following a short illness.

Tim joined the team in 2012 and served for 6 years and 8 Months. Tim was a dedicated and valued operational team member attending 232 callouts during his time with the team. He was a very experienced rope rescue supervisor working in the oil fields of the North Sea …

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A year long collection at Sainsbury’s Buxton

We’ve recently been handed a splendid collection from the customers and staff at Sainsbury’s, Buxton.

The collection has been one of the store’s ongoing support projects seeing us holding a few weekend collections outside the store along with Sainsbury’s hosting collections boxes near the tills for a whole year.  Customers generously donated over £1,140 to the team which will go to purchase essential supplies in the coming year.   With average running costs approaching £45,000 every contribution, no matter how large or small, is important to us.  So once again, we want to …

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Rotary Club get the pennies spinning in Sainsbury’s

Last week we were delighted to receive a cheque from the Rotary Club of Buxton representing half the proceeds from their Coin Spinner collection in Sainsbury’s in Buxton.

The Rotary Club are regular supporters of the team and always help us and other local charities whenever they can.  Their volunteers do a fantastic job for and we really appreciate their generosity.

Pictured here is Dr Andy Collier from the Rotary Club together with Sainsbury’s staff, handling the cheque to team member Delvin and one of the Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue, Jane.

Thanks to all …

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Runners go to Fell ‘n’ Back for the team

So there it is,  10 months of planning, meetings, phone conversations and route revisions,  all put behind us in one beautiful day in the Peak District.

Our inaugural Fell ‘n’ Back 20km race was held on the hills above Buxton on Saturday 29th September and we were delighted to welcome 102 runners and 1 walker to take part.

The winner, Mark Burton completed the route in 01:24:47 and was closely followed by the leading lady, Fran Bromley in 1:42:59.

Everyone seemed to have a great time before, during and after the race and were …

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Time for some well deserved Thank Yous

In recent months team members and the Friends of Buxton Mountain Rescue have been frantically preparing for the Chatsworth Country Fair and our new Fell Race on 29th September.
Along with many other jobs, we’ve been gathering tombola and raffle prizes from many generous local businesses.  We’ve listed most here in no particular order but if we’ve missed you out, please accept our apologies and let us know.
We’ve got to start by extending a big Thanks once again to the team at Matlock Media for producing our fabulous new Fell ‘n’ Back race banners….

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Another Lodge shows it’s support

While we were collecting our Lottery cheque from the Billerettes, we were delighted to be presented with a further cheque for £300 from David Ingleby from the RC Chapter of the Derbyshire Freemasons to put towards our ongoing Drone projects.

The team have recently purchased two high quality training drones and some team members are progressing with training towards getting CAA accreditation.  We are confident these machines will prove invaluable in the years to come and are building up a fund in anticipation of any future needs.

As ever our …

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Making a song and dance about a cheque

Today team members delayed their Bank Holiday to collect a massive cheque for £10,000 from the National Lottery, here presented to Alan Ball by an outstanding ensemble called the Billerettes after dazzling us all with their moves.

Thanks to the Billerettes, The National Lottery and of course, National Lottery Players for making this happen.

The funds will go towards our Digital Radio Upgrade project which is major capital project but an essential upgrade to our vital equipment.

Our fundraising for this and other projects continues throughout the year and your support …

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Please add Tescos blue tokens to your shopping list

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

We are one of three groups shortlisted by the organisers to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tescos to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is looking for extra funding for our “Essential Communications Equipment Upgrade” project, which is all about a new digital radio system, to replace the old analogue radios currently in use.

Digital communication technology brings significant improvements and additional features to this essential piece of equipment.  In addition …

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Generosity abounds

We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity of people over the past few weeks.

Pictured here, some of our team accepted a cheque from the Provincial Grand Lodge of Derbyshire Freemasons at their Community Awards Ceremony last week.  Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was just one of nearly 20 local charities gratefully being acknowledged by the Freemasons.  We are most grateful for the support of the Pheonix Lodge of St Ann who proposed the team for the award and who have also made a separate donation from the lodge charity fund.

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