Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

●● A FUNDRAIS­ING ef­fort to buy a new ve­hi­cle for Bux­ton Moun­tain Res­cue Team has been suc­cess­ful. A £500 do­na­tion en­abled the res­cue team to order its new tran­sit, all-wheel drive van.

How­ever, buy­ing the van is only half the story. The new ve­hi­cle will have to play sev­eral roles if the team is to get best use from the in­vest­ment.

The ve­hi­cle will pro­vide mo­bile in­ci­dent con­trol room fa­cil­i­ties and carry res­cue equip­ment, in­clud­ing a stretcher. The ve­hi­cle will also pro­vide mem­bers’ wel­fare fa­cil­i­ties for the longer search mis­sions and have to meet am­bu­lance stan­dards for car­ry­ing a pa­tient to hos­pi­tal. Con­vert­ing the ve­hi­cle will cost as much as buy­ing the van so the teams £50,000 ap­peal is only half way to its tar­get.

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