Funding towards a stretcher

Mayors of the High Peak have a tradition of supporting local charities, and this year Buxton Mountain Rescue Team are one of the honoured beneficiaries.

The President of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, Ian Hurst, recently attended an evening ceremony at the Royal British Legion Club, Buxton, on the occassion of the High Peak Mayoral Charity awards.  Two dozen worthy causes from a cross section of activities were given a share of the £7,000 available.

Ian was presented with a cheque for £350 in recognition of the work the team undertakes. This has already been ear-marked for the purchase of a Ferno ‘Titan’ basket stretcher. This type of stretcher has the virtues of being strong, yet light. Crucially, it is of the right design to fit into the confined space of our new response vehicle.

As the actual cost of the stretcher is over £2,000, we have a fair amount of additional fundraising still to do before we can buy the stretcher.  But, we are most grateful for this contribution towards such a vital piece of kit.

Picture: High Peak Mayor, Graham Oakley (centre); Deputy Mayor, Steward Young (left); BMRT President, Ian Hurst (right)

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