Derby Mountain Rescue Team Boosted by Generous Donation

In a significant boost to its life-saving capabilities, the Derby Mountain Rescue Team has been awarded a £2,500 grant from the Morrisons Foundation.

This generous donation marks a pivotal moment for the team, enabling them to acquire a specialist lightweight stretcher, essential for providing medical support in the challenging terrains of the Peak District.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team received a donation of £2,500 from the Morrisons Foundation

Dr Abbi Forsyth, representing the Derby Mountain Rescue Team, expressed profound gratitude towards the Morrisons Foundation for their support.

“This generous donation will greatly assist us in continuing our life-saving activities,” she stated. The new stretcher will facilitate the swift and comfortable evacuation of casualties, enhancing the team’s operational efficiency.

The Derby Mountain Rescue Team, a collective of highly skilled volunteers, operates round the clock, offering emergency services in response to calls from the police, ambulance services, and other authorities.

Their work is crucial in search and rescue operations, often in difficult and inaccessible locations.

Furthering their mission, the team has recently acquired a plot of land in Mackworth Village, just north of Derby City Centre, with plans to establish a new base of operations.

Having raised £407,000 to date, they are on the cusp of realising their vision for a purpose-built facility that will serve their needs well into the future.

However, an additional £300,000 is required to bring this project to fruition.

The Derby Mountain Rescue Team’s efforts are vital to the safety and well-being of the Peak District’s residents and visitors. With the support of the Morrisons Foundation and the broader community, they are set to enhance their life-saving service significantly.

To contribute to their cause or learn more about their appeal, visit their website at

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