11 Jan

Entries for Big Black Mountains Challenge 2016 are Open

Entries for this years Big Black Mountains Challenge are now open!!! Just go to the BBMC page on the team’s website and click on the big red “go to on-line booking form” button and follow the links. As usual places are limited so to avoid being disappointed please book your place as soon as possible.

BBMC is the teams biggest fundraising event of the year and goes a long way towards raising the £25,000 – £30,000 needed each year to run the team. The team are also currently raising funds to purchase a new incident control vehicle. We are therefore very grateful to everyone who pays to enter. If however you feel you can raise further donations for the team that would be brilliant. There are a few ways to do this:

1. you can download a sponsorship form from the BBMC page

2. you and your friends and family can make a £10 donation by text. Simply text BBMC16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Longtown Mountain Rescue and make a difference today. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

3. or, finally you can set up your own Big Black Mountain Challenge 2016 fundraising page with JustGiving

We look forward to see you all in May

19 Mar

On-line entries for BBMC – update

Due to a technical problem the on-line booking system to register for BBMC has been indicating the event is now full. There are however still a small number of places remaining. We are currently working to rectify the problem but in the mean time the system will still allow you to ignore any message and register

19 Feb

Anniversary water bottle – have you ordered yours?

To celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the team and the 30th edition of the Big Black Mountains Challenge, we have teamed up with Trekitt in Hereford who have a produced a special edition Klean Kanteen bottle.  All profits from the sale of these lovely 800ml stainless steel bottles will go to the team. The bottles will be available from early May, in time for this years BBMC. To order yours go to:

http://www.trekitt.co.uk/8879/products/klean-kanteen-trekitt-lmrt-anniversary-800ml-bottle.aspx

04 Dec

Team Calendar 2015

The 2015 team calendar is now on sale, again featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains and surrounding area.  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

The Crown Inn, Pantygelli

Cheques for £9, made payable to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, should be sent to

Calendar Offer

Longtown Mountain Rescue team

PO Box 120

Abergavenny

NP7 7WU

21 Nov

Street collections – come and say hello

Members of the team will be out and about in November doing street collections. This is an opportunity not only to raise vital funds for the team but also to meet the public and answer questions about what we do. We will be in Abergavenny on 22nd November and in Hereford on 29th November. If you see our vehicle and lots of red coats come and say hello.

19 May

BBMC 2014 – thank you and hope to see you on 16th May 2015

Well that’s it, BBMC is over for another year.  The team would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that entered.  Over 800 of you were able to join us on the hill this year and yet again we were blessed with fantastic weather (don’t expect this every year!).  We look forward to hopefully seeing many of you again next year for what will be a special year for both the event and the team.  Next year will be the 30th Big Black Mountains Challenge and also the 50th anniversary of Longtown Mountain Rescue Team being established.  We hope you can make it for this special event.  Further details of BBMC 2015 and other celebratory events will be posted on the News page and via Twitter (@longtownmrt).

As always we’d also like to say a big thank you  to Trekitt for continuing to sponsor the event.

Big Black Mountains Challenge 2015 – Saturday 16th May 2015 – entries will open early January 2015.  Enter early to ensure you don’t miss out.

 

03 Apr

BBMC 2014

This years event is full and entries are now CLOSED.  Thank you to everyone for continuing to support the event and we look forward to seeing you all next month.