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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

September 3, 2020 |

Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Patterdale MRT was honoured to be one of the twelve Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams that were announced as winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service early in June 2020. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the…

Keeping rescuers on the road – and off road too

September 1, 2020 |

In recognition of Chambers Garage’s generous and invaluable support over many years, Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) has presented the Tirril-based business with a Business Supporter plaque and a special letter of thanks. The presentation was made by Mike Childs, the Team’s Vehicles Officer. Chambers Garage services and maintains the Team’s rescue boat trailer as well…

New titanium stretcher

July 14, 2020 |

Over the last couple of months COVID-19 has significantly reduced the number of callouts our team has had, we are quite relieved not many people have set out on the high fells, so a big thank you!However, the team has been kept busy by looking into ways to reduce the weight of kit carried by…

William and Dorothy donation

June 28, 2019 |

William and Dorothy Watson visited Patterdale Base on Thursday evening to present the team with £500.  They recently celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary, and instead of presents asked for donations to Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.  We are very grateful and would like to thank William and Dorothy for their very generous gift.Congratulations from everyone at…

Flooding in Glenridding and Patterdale

December 1, 2015 |

Patterdale MRT has attended over 50 incidents during the flooding in 100 hours photo: Ashley Cooper. LAMRT www.globalwarmingimages.net Patterdale MRT has attended over 50 incidents in the last 100 hours, including evacuating a pregnant woman, dealing with a heart attack patient and evacuating a care home in Appleby. We have also undertaken multiple flood rescues and…

Lights donation upgrade

March 17, 2015 |

Lights donation upgrades all three Patterdale team Land RoversA national company has given Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) the opportunity to upgrade its three vehicles and to be even safer and better seen when operating at night. THE THREE PATTERDALE MRT LAND ROVERS READY TO GO WITH NEW LED LIGHTING KITS, COURTESY OF MOBILE CENTRE.…

Mobile Centre support Patterdale MRT

March 5, 2015 |

Patterdale MRT would like to thank the MOBILE CENTRE on behalf of Mountain Rescue for their fantastic support.  The MOBILE CENTRE has generously supplied high quality LED lighting for our 3 rescue vehicles. Please look out for updates after the new lights have been fitted.  http://www.mobilecentre.co.uk/

Hillgoers urged to be prepared for winter conditions

January 12, 2015 |

Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently. Winter conditions prevail on all the district’s mountains, with more snow and freezing weather forecast over the next few days. Teams in the area have been called out more than…

Lakeland trails finale raise £1,000

November 13, 2014 |

Lakeland Trails Finale raise £1,000 from the Dirty Double eventThe Team wishes to thank Lakeland Trails for their kind donaltion to the work of the Team.Mike Blakey, Team Leader received the following from the event Director Graham Patten.“Many thanks to you and your team for all your help with last weekend’s Lakeland Trails Finale. The events were…

Trailer handover from amazing friends and family

April 14, 2014 |

A donation of more than £10,000 from the friends and family of Chris Bygate was marked with the official handover of a new Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team trailer on Saturday (12 April). Chris Bygate died at James Cook Hospital in Middlesborough back in October 2012, shortly after a fall from Greenhow End in Deepdale. Since…