We wish you a Happy Christmas

The members of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wish all their helpers and Santa coloursupporters, “A very Happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful New Year.”

The team also wishes to say a big “Thank You” and send special greetings to the members of all the other emergency services with which mountain rescue teams frequently work. The High Peak is surrounded by several different police, ambulance and fire services so rescue team members meet dozens of folk in uniform but rarely get to know their names.

Best wishes are sent to all the farmers and land-owners who allow the team to practice and train on their land. Thank you to all the companies which contribute with special deals on equipment and to all the shops and pubs which look after a collection box. A huge “Thank you” to all the employers who let team members leave work at a moment’s notice to answer a call-out, and a very special, “Thank You” to all the rescuers’ partners and families who are suddenly abandoned at the bleep of a radio-pager.

Peak District mountain rescue teams have had another busy year offering help on around three-hundred occasions to anyone in distress in remote areas around the national park and beyond. The service is always free at the point of need and public support is vital if it is to remain so.

Mountain Rescue is a truly community service, provided by the community to serve the community.  Buxton M.R.T., and all the other six volunteer mountain rescue teams in the Peak District are totally dependent on charitable support and, without the fantastic help provided by so many people throughout the year, they simply could not continue their valuable work.

Thank You and Happy Christmas.

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