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 with several others from the community helped raise sufficient monies to fund the training of four operational pilots and the purchase of two full drone kits. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was then able to become the first Mountain Rescue England and Wales team to be granted approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for the use of drones to enable the rescue team to aid in the search for missing persons in places where access is difficult or unsafe for team members.

Mountain Rescue is a pretty big part of Carney and Fleur’s lives as Fleur is one of the teams call out officers, whilst Carney is a full operational member, who is also part of the BMRT Drone Team, and also finds time to keep and eye on and help our media coverage.

Fleur’s perspective on how a call outs starts and progresses brought a different perspectives to the presentation, and gave an insight about what goes on in the background to ensure Team Members are able to help those in need of our specialist skills.

After the talk, the WI presented the Team with a further donation for which we are very grateful for the WI’s continuing support. Derbyshire Federation Of Women’s Institutes The WI (National Federation of Women’s Institutes)

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