£45,000 res­cue ve­hi­cle bought with fundrais­ing trib­ute cash

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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