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Meet the Team – two more opportunities!

This Sunday, 8th June, the team will be at Pavilion Gardens, Buxton as part of the ever popular “Emergency Services Day”.  Police, fire and ambulance will be there with various displays together with Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue and many other organisations.<a href=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Spring-gardens-May-2013.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-9953″ src=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Spring-gardens-May-2013-300×246.jpg” alt=”Spring gardens May 2013″ width=”300″ height=”246″ /></a> <a href=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Emg-Day-8.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-9954″ src=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Emg-Day-8-300×201.jpg” alt=”Emg Day 8″ width=”300″ height=”201″ /></a>

It’s a great opportunity to find out what each service does and how you could help either as an active member or in a background administrative or technical role.   Bring the family, it’s a great …

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Join Buxton Mountain Rescue’s Base Team!

We are recruiting for new members to serve in Base Team roles.

If you’ve ever thought about playing a part in Mountain Rescue but don’t have the availability to be on-call, nor quite the skills or fitness for active hill service, then Base Team Membership may be for you.

A lot goes on behind the scenes to keep the Rescue Team fully operational on the hill: Base Team Members can participate in Team activities such as training, fund raising and publicity. They play a vital role in ensuring the operational members are well organised, well equipped and well supported whenever they are called …

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40 years a member – and still at the sharp end

Peter Farrer, of Chapel en le Frith, has been celebrating forty years continuous years as an operational member of the team.   Joining the rescue team with two friends in 1974 Peter is the only one of the trio still an active member.  Peter has always been a keen hill going member but also served on the management <a href=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Peter-Farrer-May-2014_small.jpg”><img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-9915″ src=”http://www.buxtonmountainrescue.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Peter-Farrer-May-2014_small-300×221.jpg” alt=”Peter Farrer May 2014_small” width=”300″ height=”221″ /></a>committee of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team for twenty-two years as Honorary Treasurer and after a short break returned two years ago as Fundraising Manager, a post he still holds.  Not …

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Emergency Services Display & Fun Day

Sunday June 8th 2014 at the Pavilion Gardens Promenade, Buxton.

10:30am to 4:15pm, Admission Free.

This is a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes of the work of the Police, Ambulance, Fire and Rescue Services. It also showcases the other organisations that work in partnership with the emergency services in the Peak District and High Peak, including Mountain Rescue, Cave Rescue, Search and Rescue Dogs Association, Air Ambulance, Community First Responders, Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service, Neighbourhood Watch, The Peak National Park Authority and more. There will be static displays by each of the emergency services where you can …

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Womens’ Institute Donation

The ladies of Chapel W. I. have generously given the team’s “£50,000 for Fifty Years Service” a boost with a kind donation of £100.

Fund Raising Officer, Peter Farrer and Team Member Keith Birkitt attended the W.I meeting last Wednesday and were presented with a cheque by Mrs Margaret Bywater.  The money had been donated to Chapel W.I. by the organisers of the Four Inns Scout Challenge Walk in appreciation the work done by the W.I. at the event.   A spokesperson for the W.I. said, “The rescue …

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Can You Make Up a Quiz Team?

As part of our Golden Anniversary celebrations, the Rems Bar, on Market Street, Chapel en le Frith, is putting on a quiz night on Tuesday 20th May, starting at 8.30pm.    Free food for all teams taking part!  

We are looking for local quiz teams of 4 to 6 members each to take part and help raise funds towards our “£50.000 for 50 Years Service” appeal.   The target is a new incident control vehicle, replacing our current 13 year old vehicle.

The team is very grateful for the support of Rems …

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Meet the Team – May Day Monday

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team will be on Spring Gardens, Buxton as part of town’s second Spring Fair which will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May from 10am until 5pm.  This year the fair will extend right through Buxton’s  ’Main Street’ – Spring Gardens, the Crescent, the Slopes, the Market Place and the High Street.

Over 150 stalls and activities have booked in through Buxton Town Team with another 70 plus in the Pavilion Gardens.  Last year proved to be a great day out for all the family.

If you have …

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Quiz Lovers – still time to enter the lucky number Seven

Team supporter, Gillian Halliday’s series of word quizzes continue to reap handsome rewards for the rescue team.

Quiz 7, Gillian’s latest quiz, is available by post or email.  This time you are looking for British place names which include body parts and there is a first prize of £10. to be won.  Closing date end of June 2014.

Send a stamped addressed return envelope to Gillian Halliday at BMRT Quiz, “Lorien”, Main Road, Stickney, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 8AG.  Don’t forget to include a £1 cheque payable to Buxton Mountain Rescue Team. Alternatively, you can use PAYPAL (please send a …

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Meet The Team this Easter Saturday

Buxton Mountain Rescue Team will be at Pooles Cavern, Green Lane, Buxton this coming Easter Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.

The team will have vehicles and equipment on display in the car-park and will be able to answer questions on what makes a rescue team tick.  Weather permitting, it is hoped that the public can get hands on experience of dealing with a casualty in Grinlow Woods and carrying a rescue stretcher.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering joining the team as an operational member or in a support role to find out everything they want to know.

We …

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FOUR INNS SUCCESS

Thanks to all who supported Buxton team members in the 2014 Four Inns Walk. 

All three teams completed the forty mile course although two members retired on route.   The Buxton “Fastens” finished in fifteen hours despite being diverted to a rescue incident on Kinder Scout.

The weather was not kind from the start with low cloud and drizzle for most of the way hampering navigation.  As darkness fell the weather worsened with heavy rain.

The “Oldens” finished the route in twenty hours and a minute with just one of their original party of four retiring at …

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