Lancaster Fund Raiser - Thank you

28 Nov 2021
Team members of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were out in Lancaster on the 20th November and thanks to the generosity of the Lancaster community we managed ro raise £843,37 on the day. This amount is truly amazing and we thank the Lancaster community as these funds will go towards much needed equipment and general running costs - Thank you Lancaster, which is classed as one of our home cities in our operational area.    We are always humbled by the generosity shown in donations received.  Remember if you do not get chance to see us on the day you…

Garstang Fundraiser - Thank you

04 Sep 2021
Team members of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team were out in Garstang on the 4th September and thanks to the generosity of the Garstang community we managed ro raise a whooping and record breaking £1,211.59 on the day. This amount is truly amazing and we thank the Garstang community as these funds will go towards much needed equipment and general running costs - Thank you Garstang!    We are always humbled by the generosity shown in donations received.  Remember if you do not get chance to see us on the day you can visit our site to see how you…

Thank you - Westgate Tyres

27 May 2021
Many thanks to leading retailer Westgate tyres of Morecambe who have donated 12 brand new tyres for 2 of our operational vehicles. The tyres have been fitted free of charge to our incident control vehicle, a Mercedes Sprinter and also to our troop carrier, a 14 seater Ford Minibus. Westgate tyres, a family run enterprise is an established service centre and apart from the excellent quality service, they offer attractive discounts and a wide range of services including car batteries. Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team is proud to be sponsored and in partnership with this local family business. In a…

£328 Donation - Blackpool Trekkers Club

17 Apr 2021
A massive thank you - Blackpool Trekkers Rambling Club have kindly donated all their funds to Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team after they announced their rambling and walking club is closing after 40 years. The donation to our rescue Team is a fantastic way to give to charity, this money will be spent on something tangible that we will use during our operations, whether callouts or supporting the community when we support a local fell race. The photo shows a cheque for £328 being presented to the Team Secretary.  Many thanks again to the Blackpool trekkers rambling club. 

Thank you - Hope Technology

05 Apr 2021
Many thanks to Hope Technology from Barnoldswick who have donated £5,000 to the rescue Team which will be used to replenish or renew some of our aging rope rescue equipment.  Hope Technology is one of the world leaders in engineering bicycle components. Since 1989, the owners have been pushing the industry forward through designing, testing and manufacturing virtually all products in-house at the factory in Barnoldswick, United Kingdom. Their website can be seen here. Recognising all charities are finding it hard during the current COVID19 climate, this fantastic donation is a significant amount which is really appreciated and will keep…

GP Batteries - Thank you

30 Jan 2021
A massive thank you to our partner GP Batteries who once again have donated a number of AAA and AA batteries. GP Batteries have supported Bowland Pennine MRT for many years. Last year GP Batteries donated a head torch for every team member and a number of assorted torches, which are used during searches and rescues during the hours of darkness. 

Sainsbury's Gift - Thankyou

28 Jan 2021
A massive thank you to one of our local Sainsbury's stores, the store in Garstang has donated some essential provisions to help the rescue Team during these unprecedented times. This will certainly help our Team members whilst out on search and rescue incidents. A massive thank you to our community who continue to support our rescue Team during these times. Once again, many thanks to the Sainsbury's store in Garstang.

New Year Honours - BEM Awarded to Team Member

31 Dec 2020
Congratulations to Team member Kevin Hindle who has been awarded a BEM for services to Bowland Pennine MRT in this years New Year honours list. Kevin, a Team member for 4 years lives in the Cleveley area and is a father of two and attends callouts on a regular basis throughout the year along with other volunteer rescue Team members.

Congratulations Search Dog Bill

16 Nov 2020
Congratulations to our Trainee search dog 'Bill', who received his official Mountain Rescue Search Dog England (MRSDE) Trainee dog tag this week, well done Trainee Search dog Bill, and we must not forget a big well done to handler Andy, who search dog Bill looks after!  

Stuart Davidson Receives 35 Year Service Award

18 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Stuart Davidson in receiving his 35 year service award. Stuart, who has been an operational team member and supports our Smelt Mill base over the years is still a regular attendee and can be seen attending the Borrowdale Fell race, thank you Stuart.

John Houghton 45 Year Service Award

11 Oct 2020
Congratulations to John Houghton in receiving his 45 year service award. John, who has supported our Smelt Mill base over the years is still a regular attendee and can be seen repairing the building when it is needed, thank you John. 

Jack Foley 45 Year Service Award

11 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Jack Foley in receiving his 45 year service award. Jack a previous Team Treasurer lives just outside Preston and regularly attends the Team committee meetings keeping abreast of Team business.

BPMRT Trainee Cohort 2018

07 Oct 2020
Over the weekend of the 4th /5th / 6th October 2019 our five trainee Members (2018-20) were put through their paces over a 48-hour period. This was to assess whether they met the required standards to join the team as full team members. Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team are delighted to report that all passed the assessment and did themselves proud. Here's what took place....from the Trainee perspective Written by Robert Gibbs, Caroline Hindle, Scott Nash, Lyndsey Helvin and Kurt Ingleson    So, what to expect? All coming from different backgrounds, we’d filled in the applications and had some probing…

Julian Earnshaw 25 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Julian Earnshaw in receiving his Mountain Rescue 25 year service award - Well done Julian!

Crispin Myerscough 45 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Crispin Myerscough in receiving his Mountain Rescue 45 year service award - Well done Crispin!

Martin Sherwood 25 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Martin Sherwood in receiving his Mountain Rescue 25 year service award - Well done Martin!

David Suart 10 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to David Suart in receiving his Mountain Rescue 10 year service award - Well done David!

James Willoughby 10 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to James Willoughby in receiving his Mountain Rescue 10 year service award - Well done James!

Peter Shanahan 10 Year Service Award

06 Oct 2020
Congratulations to Peter Shanahan in receiving his Mountain Rescue 10 year service award - Well done Pete!

Bridgedale Socks

20 Sep 2020
A massive thank you to Bridgedale for their annual support of socks to our team members. It really makes us feel special to know these business are there to support us.

Garstang Fund Raiser

05 Sep 2020
All charaties need to raise much needed finances to keep them going, we BPMRT are no different with fuel, insurance and supplies to buy throughout the year. Fund raising in our local area is always great and fun, we have our vehicle and training base in Garstang so although we are raising much needed money for the rescue Team, we can also say thank you to everyone we meet.

Thank You - Geoff & Reene Firth

05 Sep 2020
Many thanks to Geoff and Renee Firth from Wigan who have generoulsy donated £1,500 to the rescue Team. Recognising all charities are finding it hard during the current COVID19 climate, this lovely couple have donated a significant amount which is really appreciated and will keep the rescue Team running.

New Call Out Team Members

20 May 2020
  This week we congratulate 5 new full call out Team members after completing their 18 month trainee training programme. After various assessments, not all mountain rescue themed, we congratulate the following;   Lyndsey Helvin Caroline Hindle Scott Nash Kurt Ingleson Rob Gibbs   They now form part of the 40 volunteers for Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team who assist Lancashire Police, The North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Fire & Rescue and the North West Air Ambulance Service where they will be carrying out searches, assisting lost walkers, mountain bikers and providing a valueable service within our community.    

Stay Safe

14 May 2020
#STAYSAFE Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team continue to stand behind the message asking people to Stay Safe. We do, however, understand that following the recent announcements from the government, which sees some of the restrictions placed in reaction to the COVID-19 relaxed, many of us will begin to start enjoying the outdoors more frequently and for longer durations. Accidents do and will happen and as a team all of the extra precautions we are taking are to look out for the safety and wellbeing of our volunteers whilst maintaining the ability to remain operational and take care of the safety…

Thank You AS-Tec Chemicals

10 May 2020
Thank you AS Tec Chemicals Once again, this local Pharmaceutical company has donated a significant amount of money to keep our rescue Team going. A £5,000 donation will go a very long way in paying our electric and utility bills.   Thank you once again AS-Tec Chemicals!
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