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AVIVA Community Fund

February 13, 2021 |

Patterdale MRT has been selected by the AVIVA Community Fund as one of fifty charities whose fundraising they wish to promote in the coming six weeks. The Team is fundraising to purchase a rugged Vital Signs Monitor for use in hostile conditions.  The device is designed to measure a casualty’s vital signs (heart rhythm, blood pressure,…

Queen’s New Year’s Honours Award

January 2, 2021 |

Congratulations to long standing member Ray Griffiths MBE. The Team are delighted to congratulate Ray in being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for his service to Mountain Rescue. Ray has been a long serving member of this team for 44 years as well as serving at both Regional and National…

New Defender Land Rover Appeal achieves its £85,000 target

December 3, 2020 |

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team has announced that an exceptionally generous donation has taken fundraising for its New Defender Land Rover Appeal to its £85,000 target. The donation has been made in memory of a departed family member who loved the Lake District and highly valued the work of the PatterdaleTeam. “Recent activities such as sales of…

Team to benefit from Life of a Mountain fundraising auction

November 10, 2020 |

We can now announce a very special connection to the premiere of Life of a Mountain Helvellyn.  Terry Abraham has kindly enabled a tie-in online auction that will raise funds for us and for Friends of the Lake District. A huge thank you from all of us, Terry. The online auction will run throughout November and full details…

World premiere: Helvellyn Life of a Mountain

November 7, 2020 |

The premiere of film maker, Terry Abraham’s third Life of a Mountain film, Helvellyn, had to go online on Saturday (7 November) due to COVID restrictions postponing the Zeffirelli’s event in Ambleside.  The online screening attracted thousands of pay-to-view subscribers who were still able to appreciate the film’s amazing Lake District landscape and wildlife photography and…

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…