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.
Working closely with the family, a plan was developed to put together a team of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team Members and Hollowford Centre personnel to push the wheelchair, along with an excellent food hamper, to the top of Mam Tor.
Here the family were able to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine looking over the countryside where both father and son had flown their paragliders.
This was a great example of different members of the outdoor community working closely together to give opportunities to those with limited access to the countryside.
The family were extremely grateful for the support of the team, the Hollowford Centre, the Lindley Educational Trust, Alpkit Foundation for funding, and the amazing piece of kit supplied by GM4X – Outdoor Access for All which made the ascent so easy for us to achieve.
Well done everyone !