The team have been notified this week that we have been successful in gaining £3000 from the Lloyds Bank Community fund. The money will be used to provide team issue waterproof trousers to all team members. The team would like to thank everyone who voted for us by text, on-line or by visiting their local Lloyds Bank branch.
After a year off in 2013 the fundraising calendar returns, again featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains. Calendars are available at a number of outlets (£7) or mail order (£9 inc. postage and packing). Stockists are -
Trekitt, Eign Gate, Hereford
Crickhowell Adventure, Crickhowell
Skirrid Mountain Garage, Pandy
Crown Inn, Pantygelli
Pomegranate, Station Approach, Abergavenny
Cheques for £9, made payable to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, should be sent to
Longtown Mountain Rescue team
PO Box 120
A date for your diaries – Big Black Mountains Challenge 2014 will be on Saturday 17th May 2014. Entries will open in January 2014
The team has been shortlisted for this years Lloyds Community Fund and we need your vote. We are one of four finalists for Monmouthshire. If we are successful we will receive £3000, which will go towards waterproof trousers for team members.
The fund is decided by public vote and voting is open from 23rd September to 1st November 2013. You can vote in your local Lloyds Bank branch, online or by SMS text message – text VOTE MWQB to 61119. Full details at
https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_org_vote_profile.asp?guid=5A44EDB004D94ECEB04472AB52EB4A21&fb_action_ids=10151922390123767&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210151922390123767%22%3A367731156662606%7D&action type map=%7B%2210151922390123767%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D
Please support the team and give us your vote
Team members recently met up with Edward Andrews at the end of the first leg of his four day adventure to raise money for the team. Edward had cycled from his home in Shropshire to Gospel Pass and was just about to walk to the top of Hay Bluff before starting the three day 86-mile walk back home.
This unusual fund raising idea has already raised a fantastic £450 for the team. Well done, Edward.
After 80 days of walking, Keith Chammings has completed the 1400 mile walk from his home in Abergavenny to Finistere. Keith has already raised over £1600 for the team and its not too late to support this fantastic effort to raise money for the team. Donations can still be made at
To celebrate completing this massive undertaking, 36-hours after returning home, Keith headed off to the Netherlands to complete the 120km walk as part of the International Nijmegen Four Day Marches!! Legend. Well done Keith and thank you from everyone in the team
Having set off on his walking adventure from Abergavenny on 11th April, on Saturday (1st June) Keith crossed over the border from France and into Spain. Keith continues to make fantastic progress despite pretty awful weather. You can follow Keith’s progress at
If you would like to support Keith and the team by making a donation please visit
Well that’s it, BBMC is over for another year. The team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that entered. Almost 800 of you were able to join us on the hill this year.
It’s an event the team thoroughly enjoys running, especially when the weather is like it was yesterday, and we look forward to hopefully seeing many of you again next year .
Also we’d like to say a big thank you, as always, to event sponsor Trekitt.
Over the summer solstice in June, Edward Andrews from Shropshire will be undertaking an unusual adventure to raise money for the team.
Edward will cycle the 65 miles from Shropshire to Gospel Pass. He will then climb Hay Bluff before walking the 87 miles home following the Offa’s Dyke, Kerry Ridgeway and Shropshire Way. Edward is receiving support for his adventure from Wenlock Spring Water.
To find out more or sponsor Edward visit:
Only a few days to go!! If you are a competitor or supporter make sure you have some money with you on the day. As usual our generous event sponsors, Trekitt will have lots of outdoor goodies for sale.
There will also be a range of LMRT and BBMC merchandise and landscape photos of the Black Mountains from Longtown Images, with proceeds going to the team.