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New Rescue Boat Appeal

November 23, 2021 |

The John Scott Rigid Inflatable Boat (or RIB), known as Patrick Scottie, fulfils two essential functions: it is our means of rapid transport to emergencies on the eastern (Howtown) side of Ullswater, and our primary rescue vehicle for incidents on the lake and in floods. Many of our rescues are on the far shore of…

Team publishes Ullswater calendar for 2022

October 15, 2021 |

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) and its fundraisers are pleased to announce the launch of a new 2022 fundraising calendar. “2021 saw the first ever Ullswater Valley calendar to raise money for the Team,” explains Ann Childs, the Trustee and supporter behind the project. “We were extremely grateful for everyone’s support – contributors and purchasers…

Team welcomes New Defender

September 28, 2021 |

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) has received the keys to its new rescue vehicle from Colin Todd of Lakeland Land Rover. The vehicle is the first of the New Defender 110 model to be adapted for Mountain Rescue and the purchase and conversion was made possible by the success of an Appeal that started in…

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…