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Mountain Rescue dentist running 100K a day!


Dentist Robin Alexander, a member of North West Mountain Rescue Team, is fundraising as more people enjoying the countryside means ever more call outs for the volunteers.

Robin Alexander, a retired Ballymena dentist, aims to put in the miles and pull in the money on Sat, July 24 to raise funds for the Mountain Rescue Team.

“Living and working in Ballymena I soon became aware that the volunteers of the North West Mountain Rescue Team play a key role in coming to the aid of those lost or injured on the uplands.

“From bases in Ballymena, Magherafelt and Enniskillen they cover all of Northern Ireland aside from 12 peaks in the Mournes. “Thus I find being an active member of the Mountain Rescue Team very satisfying, and my sponsored run will help continue upgrading our equipment. For example, a set of titanium wheels for a stretcher costs over £2,000, yet make extracting a casualty so much easier and safer in all weathers.”



Dentist Robin Alexander, a member of North West Mountain Rescue Team, is fundraising as more people enjoying the countryside means ever more call outs for the volunteers.

As a member of Ballymena Runners, one of the largest running clubs in the province Robin has long supported the Club's five and 10km Broughshane Fun Runs in aid of the North West Mountain Rescue Service. This year the event is planned for 7pm on Monday 2 August. The growing co-operation between Mountain Rescue Volunteers and their communities helping, ensure those in peril on the hills will have help at hand 24/7.


Simply dial 999 for police and request Mountain Rescue for a rapid, professional response. To support Robin Alexander and our local mountain rescue team you can donate at:


You can also visit the link below to find out more about the vital lifesaving work of the Mountain Rescue Team:


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