Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team News Entries for 2013
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Possible Heart Attack: Rest Dodd 17th April
Lady With Injured Knee: Grisedale Valley 17th April
Overdue Walker: St Sunday Crag 10th April
Slip on snow and ice: The Nab 7th April
Easter Sunday Rescue: High Dodd 31st March
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Shouts heard on fellside: Rooking Gill 6th March
Party Overdue: Striding Edge 2nd March
Team Members Assist Keswick MRT: Helvellyn Gill 23rd February
A Busy day for Patterdale Team: Helvellyn 23rd February
Slip results in ankle injury: St Sunday Crag 23rd February
Boy Falls From Ridge: Swirral Edge 17th February
Shouts Heard: Grisedale Valley 16th February
Collapsed walker on shore path: Ullswater 24th January
Broken Leg on icy path: Aira Force 20th January
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Search On High Street: Rest Dodd 6th January
Hayeswater Dam: Hayeswater Dam 5th January
New Year’s Day rescue: Birkhouse Moor 1st January
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Team News: Duck Race winning tickets 24th March
Here are the numbers of the winning ducks
A rescue from Swirral Edge last November was captured on film by a BBC crew flying with the RN Sea King helicopter that was involved. Footage, including Team Doctor John Ellerton, will feature in a Countryside 999 programme on BBC TV on Friday 22 March at 3.45pm, including a follow up interview with the casualty, Mr Peter Flint from Lincoln.
Team News: C2C times 3 21st October
Rachael Moseley, aged 7, has completed her second C2C walk in aid of Patterdale MRT and is now planning for next year
Thanks to Andrew in Great Shelford, Cambs and Richard in Halifax. They’ve both scrapped their cars via giveacar.co.uk and we’ve received £98 for each one - plus their cars have been recycled at a green facility - is this a win-win-win?
Staff and visitors at Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park raised £700 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team over the Jubilee holiday. A special Family Fun Day included a duck race, a fun dog show, various stalls, a display by Silverband Falconry and a Tug of War that stretched the length of the site – at least 50-a-side.
Longest day sees a classic summer fundraising event
Saturday 21 April saw a visit to Base by the Wigton group of Cumbria Army Cadet Corps. Simon Woodrow and Tom Abbey hosted the visit, explaining the work of mountain rescue and demonstrating some of the Team’s equipment. A collection resulted in the group making a generous donation of £28 – many thanks to everyone involved.
Team News: 2012 Duck Race 15th April
On Easter Monday the Patterdale Mountain Rescue DUCK RACE was held. Thanks to everyone who supported us in raising over £2000 pounds. Here are the Winning Ducks and winners will also be informed by telephone.
Team News: Land Rover donation chain continues 29th January
When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donated a Land Rover wedding gift to mountain rescue last summer, they probably never guessed that it would be the start of a chain of donations that has gone from Patterdale in the Lake District to Glossop in the Peak District and will soon stretch a link further to Snowdonia in North Wales!
A rescued walker and her friends from Rosley near Wigton have just donated over £1700 to Patterdale MRT as a thank you for the Team’s work.
Team News: Local rescuers fight it out at Fun Day 27th September
Local mountain rescuers and fire fighters competed for honours at Saturday’s Fun Day (24 September) to launch this year’s Ullswater Outdoor Festival.
Back in April, Land Rover presented an MRT vehicle as a wedding present to the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who then passed it on to MREW. That vehiclewill soon be on its way to the Patterdale team in the Lake District, winners of a draw by Prince Harry at Clarence House, no less.
In the spirit of the wedding gift, the Patterdale team has conducted a draw of its own and one of its existing vehicles will be heading south to the Glossop team later in the autumn.
Team member, Ally Howard-Carter and Trustee, Steve Howe, have represented the Team in recent weeks on filming TV programmes that have very little to do with mountain rescue! The Steamer Pier area by Ullswater seems to have become a favourite with TV crews for outside broadcasts and Ally definitely got the better deal with sunshine and helpings of sticky toffee pudding.
A Come Dine with Me-style meal at the Herdwick Inn in Penruddock raised £614, which local chef-for-the-night, Brian Firth, has kindly donated to Patterdale MRT. Thanks go to Brian, to Mark and Linda Wilmot at the Herdwick Inn and to the 80+ diners who supported the event.
Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) recently hosted a training meeting with representatives of the North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit that was attended by members of the Penrith, Kirkby Stephen and Patterdale MRTs.
Team News: Louise sets £1000 target 23rd January
Patterdale Mountain Rescue’s Supporters’ Club Secretary, Louise Walding, is planning some fundraising of her own, aiming to climb two of the highest mountains in Africa and raise £1000 for the Team.
Team News: Success of 2010 cards 11th December
This year’s new card designs are selling well with the Eusmere Bay image proving so popular that almost 1000 have been sold pre-Christmas.
Team News: Well wishers raise funds for MRT 2nd November
The wishing well in the garden at Granny Dowbekin’s Tearooms in Pooley Bridge is a popular feature with visitors and the most recent collection has raised nearly £150 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team. Ray Griffiths of the Team received the proceeds from Colin Hindle of the tearooms.
Team News: Inn on the Lake continues Team support 10th September
A fundraising fashion show hosted by The Inn on the Lake at Glenridding has resulted in a £400 donation to the Patterdale Team
Team News: Wainwright Society Calendars 6th September
The Wainwright Society has a number of calendars left for sale
Team News: Park Foot raises £500 for the Team 14th August
Staff and visitors at Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park have raised over £350 for Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team with a series of fundraising raffles to win giant World Cup bears. Owners, Barbara Allen and Fiona Bell have then made that figure up to £500.
To celebrate her 70th birthday, friends and family of Jennifer Heaton of Yanwath near Penrith have contributed towards a donation of over £650 to Patterdale MRT.
The Ullswater ‘Steamer’ company has kindly donated one of its boats and crew to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Association for a midsummer evening cruise on Thursday 24 June.
The Raven will leave Glenridding pier at 7.30pm prompt and tickets are now on sale, priced £15 including food and music, from Linda Burton of Lakeland Office on 01768 890604 or 01931 712958.
Members of the Ullswater Association, a network of local tourism businesses, have raised over £500 with a raffle and presented Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) with a cheque for £250 last night (Wednesday 5 May). Mark Hook of the Moss Crag Guesthouse in Glenridding is Treasurerof the Association and he presented the cheque to John Williams, recently appointed Chairman of the Patterdale MR Association.
Team News: Annual Duck Race 26th April
The annual Duck Race was great success. HERE ARE THE WINNERS
Team News: New PMRA Chairman elected 15th April
Trustee and recently “retired” Team member, John Williams, was elected to take over from Tim Jones as Association Chairman at the AGM on Tuesday 13 April.
Ray Griiffiths has presented a Supporters’ Shield to Lakeland Embroidery of Penrith as a thank you for the company’s support in kind to the Team and as an opportunity to promote this Easter’s Duck Race.
Team News: Sad news of long-time member's death 29th January
Team members have all been shocked and sorry to hear of the death of long-time member, Eric Harrison on Wednesday night.
Team News: Congratulations on MBE 1st January
Team member and ex-team Leader, Dave Freeborn, has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List with an MBE for services to Patterdale Mountain Rescue team. Dave served almost 17 years as Leader until handing over to Martin Cotterell in March 2008. He continues to serve the Team as a deputy.
Team News: Flood rescue support 24th November
Members of the Patterdale MRT played a part in flood evacuations at Eamont Bridge and a number of rescues from stranded vehicles as Ullswater and the River Eamont reacted to heavy rain across Cumbria.
Team News: Reminder of winter nights 13th October
With the clocks going back over the first weekend of half term (early on Sunday morning 25 October), walkers are being reminded to be prepared for earlier darkness.
Team News: Raffle Draw 21st September
The Raffle draw took place this weekend and the lucky winners were the holders of the following numbers
Patterdale MRT hosted a fantastic day in the valley on Friday 24 July. HRH Prince William is Patron of Mountain Rescue England and Wales and he combined a visit to our Base with climbing Helvellyn to meet Centrepoint youngsters and a steamer trip on Ullswater with families from the WellChild charity.