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A Flying Start for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Drone Team

Help us reach for the sky with Search and Rescue. We want to be able to use this new technology safely and effectively to save lives.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

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Donations accepted until 31-12-2019

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We believe that using drone technology coupled with comprehensive, responsible training will help us be more efficient at search and rescue in the mountains.

We need your help to become one of the first teams in the UK to have Search And Rescue (SAR) accredited training and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) licencing needed.

We are delighted to announce that the Drone Project has received a massive boost in the form of a Community Grant from Cllr Jim Perkins at Derbyshire County Council.  Thanks Jim.

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Raise funds for training, licencing and the drone

New developments in searching from the air are becoming a reality, but we need to ask for your help. We need to raise £6000 to train and accredit the team, and for the special drone needed.

Using a drone is predicted to save the lives of casualties by speeding detection and reduces the risk of injury to team members.  Flying high or just a few metres up in the air, a drone will provide an eye in the sky and cover a vast area in minutes which otherwise may take twenty volunteers hours to search.  A drone can work over all terrain quickly and efficiently at a fraction of the cost of a helicopter. A drone can fly further, wider and far faster than any person can possibly walk saving time and energy and thereby releasing manpower to search the areas the drone cannot see. 

The team is confident that operating a drone will save lives.

Recently on a training exercise the team was helped by a recreational drone pilot who helped members quickly locate the casualty in a hard to spot location. The practical use of the technology was proven.

Please make a donation today.

Event date

22-November-2017 00:00  - 
31-December-2018 00:00

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Donations To A Flying Start

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I think you're wonderful people!
Donation by Myrtle Chadderton
on 11-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Mervyn & Debbie King
on 21-05-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Drone on! Brilliant idea, real life-saver
Donation by Edwina Currie Jones
on 17-05-2018
Exciting technology to perform rescues at lower risk to the team
Donation by Dave J
on 05-04-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-03-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Colin Ardron
on 27-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Great to see this development if your already excellent work.
Donation by Matthew Macariou
on 25-01-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £877.00
Offline Donations: £6,862.82
Total Raised: £7,739.82
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £7,834.07

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