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Hassan Pillai

Communication is a vital challenging part of mountain rescue. Handheld radios enable right resources to be directed to the right location.

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Buxton Mountain Rescue Team

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Donations accepted until 28-03-2018

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Challenges, and supporting charities, have been a feature of my life in my years of retirement. Barclays have been instrumental in this, always generously matching your donations up to £750 on every occasion. - a lot of matching done.....

Having completed Coast to Coast in 2003, LEJOG (End to End) in 2015, my triple Eco Challenge (three big circuits) in 2016, with a number of others in the past, I could only consider Head to Head next to complete the titles, for the time-being. That, wanting to support another worthy cause, and experiencing the wild beauty of the west coast of Ireland have all influenced this new challenge. 

I would love to do this with you in mind, aware of your support and financial encouragement.

Event details

Mizen Head - Malin Head - 600 mile Cycle challenge

Mizen to Malin (MizMal) with Wild Atlantic Cycling is an end to end cycle tour of Ireland. The Irish equivalent of Britain’s Land’s End to John O’Groats (LEJOG), with rugged coastline and unique landscapes. (

My chosen charity for 2017 is The Buxton Mountain Rescue Team (Charity Number: 1153507). Specifically to sponsor their move to a new  digital radio system, an expensive project,  needed due to a national change of frequency. 48 sets are needed, plus a mobile unit mounted in each of our four vehicles. Total cost likely to be in the region of £15,000.
The BMRT service was originally set up to help people in difficulty on remote/moorland areas. This has expanded to other types of searches and locations, e.g. co-operating with the police in searching for missing  and vulnerable people in semi-urban areas, or assisting the ambulance service with patients in places with difficult access or in adverse weather conditions.

“Ensuring the casualty gets the best coordinated help is essential, imagine carrying a 20kg stretcher up a hill to then find that it is not needed.

Event date

16-September-2017 08:00  - 
28-September-2017 12:00

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Event is completed


Many thanks to Alex & Jennie Dunning for their generous support.
Donation by Hassan Pillai for Alex & Jennie Dunning
on 10-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Really good effort for a great worthy cause.
Donation by CK
on 18-11-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Hi Hassan, Thanks for your company during the MizMal experience, hope to meet up again before long, maybe in the Peak District.
Donation by Dave
on 03-10-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Absolutely superb going on #MizMal Hassan. I witnessed the effort first hand and you did yourself and your charity very proud!
Donation by Paul Kennedy, Wild Atlantic Cycling
on 02-10-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Good friends Fiona, Cecelia & Anthony and Briege & Micky
Donation by Anonymous
on 01-10-2017
£10.00 gift aid
Well done Hassan
Donation by Tania
on 30-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Hassan. Keep going.
Donation by Tamsin. Xx
on 28-09-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Well we couldn't let you finish your last day without hitting your target! So so proud of you.
Donation by Natty and Rahul (and the kids!)
on 28-09-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Well done on the long hard ride to you and the rest of the crew. Great cause.
Donation by Sue Henderson Armstrong
on 27-09-2017
£5.00 gift aid
Hope everything has gone to plan
Donation by Judith Evans
on 21-09-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,810.00
Offline Donations: £1,030.00
Total Raised: £2,840.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,223.75

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