£45,000 rescue vehicle bought with fundraising tribute cash
VOLUNTEERS who rescue the lost and injured in Macclesfield’s rural areas have unveiled a new vehicle in its fleet.
Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, which operates in and around Macclesfield Forest, has taken delivery of a new Toyota Hilux 4WD.
It will become the team’s primary response vehicle and will attend nearly every call-out, replacing the 10-year-old Land Rover.
The Hilux will help rescuers access casualties via tracks and unmade roads as well as providing an all year, all weather capability on the roads.
The £45,000 cost of the replacing the vehicle has been covered with fundraising and has been dedicated to the memory of the team’s late president, Ian Hurst MBE.
Ian’s widow, Zan Hurst, together with members of her family, attended the team’s Dove Holes base to officially unveil the Toyota and to launch it into service.
A spokesman for BMRT said: “Buxton Mountain Rescue Team wishes to send a huge thank you to all who have contributed to the team over the last two years and made the purchase possible. The continued financial support of the public is absolutely essential.”
Ian Hurst’s widow Zan Hurst (centre) with family and the new vehicle, which has Ian’s name inscribed on the edge of the bonnet
The Toyota Hilux is now Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s primary response vehicle