URGENT APPEAL – FLOODS UP NORTH
Are you shocked by the images of the floods we are seeing day after day in the media? I know I am.
Maybe you know someone who is affected?
WE DO KNOW THAT CAVERS HAVE ANSWERED THE CALL VOLUNTEERING TO HELP WITH THE RESCUE EFFORT.
Over the years we have enjoyed the hospitality of fellow cavers, as well as access from landowners to the many caves 'up north'. So come on 'DIG' deep and let's raise much needed funds to support the volunteers with such things as necessary equipment and clothing. What will your donation buy?
£10 pair wellies, £25 25 metres rope
£50 tackle bags, £400 a drysuit
Could you organise a fundraising event? Maybe get together in your club to organise an event. An auction of caving stuff: books, prints, paintings & surplus equipment. Cooks amongst you a Pie & Peas/Bangers & Mash evening: the possibilities are endless. We need to get on with it NOW; the need is today!
This appeal will run until the end of February 2016 when we will review the situation, so lets pull our fingers out and donate/fundraise.
Mendip Cave Rescue have agreed to set up this web page and receive donations, which will be channelled through the British Cave Rescue Council, either by cheque or paypal:
Cheques should be made payable to: "Mendip Cave Rescue Flood Appeal" and sent to: Ivan Sandford, Treasurer, Mendip Cave Rescue, 4 Reeves Paddock, Townend, Priddy, Wells, Somerset BA5 3FG.
Cheques in envelopes clearly marked 'MCRFA' can also be left at The Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy.
Paypal donations can be made by clicking on the button below:
Some cavers are not members of a club, so if you know someone please send this information on to them (click here for a downloadable copy of the poster)
So come on 'DIG' deep and show we care - every pound will help
Member Bristol Exploration Club
The next MCR meeting will be held on Friday 12th February 2016 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.
On Saturday 19th March 2016 there will be a major training event to be held in Burrington Combe on Mendip. This will be an all day event and will be held in conjunction with several of our neighbouring cave rescue teams, including Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group and South East Cave Rescue Organisation. Scenarios to be covered during the day will include several search and rescue situations underground and several comms workshops, including the use of the new cave link communication system to send messages between the various teams.
In the evening there will be the MCR General Meeting to be held in the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy followed by a firkin of beer generously donated by the Priddy Folk Festival to say thank you for providing first aid cover at previous years festivals. All are welcome to come along to any of the rescue workshops, the meeting or just to drink the beer and socialise with the team.
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