URGENT APPEAL – FLOODS UP NORTH

Mendip Cave Rescue Flood Appeal
                 Mendip Cave Rescue Flood Appeal

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

Thank you

Lillian Romford
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.

The next MCR General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19th February 2016 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 19:30 to be followed by a firkin of beer generously donated by the Priddy Folk Festival. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.

The next MCR meeting will be held on Friday 20th November 2015 at the Hunters Lodge Inn, Priddy starting at 20:00. As always, all are welcome to attend these open meetings.

Hidden Earth is the UK's annual caving conference, and Hidden Earth 2015 will be held at Churchill Academy near Bristol over the weekend of 25-27 September 2015. More details about Hidden Earth can be found on their website. As it is being held in our backyard, Mendip Cave Rescue will have a stand in the main hall, so please feel free to drop by and say hello.