Recent events

2012 events

Charity Gala Evening, The Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon

Pidley International Teddy Bear Freefall Event 2012

Somersham Carnival

Big Family Fun Day - The White Hart, Godmanchester

Broughton Ball 2012- The Crown Inn Broughton

Race Night at Pidley Village Hall

2011 events

Carol Singing, Pidley

Paint ball event – followed by a BBQ at the mad cat, 10th September

Pidley International Teddy Bear Freefall Competition 3rd September

Ramsey 1940’s weekend, 20th/21st August

Somersham Carnival 25 June 2011

Broughton Ball,
20th May

Lakeside Lodge presentation,
Pidley, 3rd May

Freefall Teddy Bears raises £3,300

Ten parachuting teddy-bears helped to raise over £3,300 for Pidley Mountain Rescue Team.

The annual Pidley International Teddy-Bear Freefall Competition again featured the usual team of dare-devil professional parachuting teddies, sponsored by local companies, jumping from a Cambridge Aero Club plane into the skies over the Huntingdonshire fens, cheered on by nearly 450 supporters.
Some practice is needed by the teddy-bears with one landing on the First Aid tent and another on the bouncy castle. Two teddies ended up in a neighbouring field with another landing in a ditch.  Honours went to the Teddy Number 6, sponsored by The Boothman Family, who landed the nearest to the pot of honey.

“I think the teddy-bears spent too much time this summer watching the Olympics rather than getting in shape for the jump-day.  They need some tips from Her Majesty The Queen and James Bond,” said Pidley Mountain Rescue Team’s chairman Trevor Peacock.
The funds raised by sponsorship, raffles, auctions, competitions, food sales and kind donations on the day will be used to help adults and children in Huntingdonshire coping with disability or mobility issues by providing specialised equipment.

 “Our thanks for to the brilliant Somersham 2nd Brownie Pack for providing vital stretcher-bearer services and first-aid to the teddies as well as Cambridge Aero Club, host farmer Kelvin German at Rookery Farm, and the 2331 Squadron St Ives Air Training Corp who worked incredibly hard, alongside our committee and volunteers, to ensure the event ran smoothly on the day.  We also thank the Huntingdonshire Fire Brigade who came along with two fire engines and AAA Inflatables who provided the
bouncy castle at very short notice,” said Trevor. 

Thank you to the sponsors of the
International Teddy Bear Free Fall Competition 2012

The teddy bears were sponsored by:

  • The Mad Cat Inn Pidley & The Royal Oak Warboys 01487 842245

  • Phebys - Chartered Certified Accountants Phone 01480 896267

  • Pryanduke Kennels Chatteris - Dog Breeders and Kennels 01354 693590

  • M Upchurch & Sons, Pidley, Farm Shop

  • Pidley Paintball - 01487 841330

  • The Boothman Family

  • Smart Control Solutions - Industrial Electrical & Panel Builders 01480 211234

  • Ivo Business Solutions - Procurement and commercial consultants -

  • Thames Laboratories - Assessing & Managing Asbestos, Legionella, Fire, Energy 01480 891800

© 2011 Pidley Mountain Rescue Team - Charity Registration No 1094043