Weʼve raised £611 to raise funds for the British Cave Rescue Council, an umbrella charity for 15 British voluntary underground rescue organisations.
- Lincoln, UK
- Funded on Friday, 30th November 2018
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Members of the Lincoln Scout Caving Club will be completing the Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge on October 6th 2018, to raise funds for the British Cave Rescue Council. The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. The challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours.
The British Cave Rescue Council (BCRC) is a representative body for voluntary underground rescue in the British Isles. There are 15 underground rescue organisations which are members of the BCRC, and these together consist of over 1000 volunteers and a large supply of specialised equipment. The responsibility for inland rescue rests in general with the police . However, the police do not have the training, resources or expertise to conduct rescues in caves and disused mines in the British Isles. Therefore, these 15 underground rescue organisations and their members carry out and coordinate underground search and rescue operations.
These volunteer cave rescue organisations can be called upon for various incidences, such as overdue cavers, a caver having fallen, a rock fall, or a party of people being trapped by flooding. As on the news this year, a soccer team of 12 boys and their coach had become trapped by flooding in a cave in Thailand. After 2 weeks of being trapped, thanks to underground rescue volunteers and organisations from across different countries, including 7 British cave divers and members of the BCRC, the 12 boys and coach were rescued successfully. During rescue operations, such as this, specialised equipment is used and on returning from the trip this will need cleaning, checking and over time and with extreme conditions, some equipment will be damaged beyond repair and requiring replacing as soon as possible, ready for the next emergency. On top of this, all volunteers are experienced cavers, who continually undergo additional specialised training.
The money needed to fund this training and buy the specialised equipment needed for these rescue missions are all funded entirely by donations. It would be a devastating to think what would have happened to the young boys soccer team in Thailand if we hadn't had those specially trained underground rescue volunteers.
Therefore, the Lincoln Scout Caving Club ask you kindly to donate what you can to help us support the British Cave Rescue Council.
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Oct 17, 2018
Well done everyone!
Oct 10, 2018
Well done to all who helped raise money for cave rescueWe all hope that we will never need the services of cave rescue but it is reassuring to know that they will be ready for the next emergency
Oct 7, 2018
Well done every one who finished. A great effort.
Oct 6, 2018
I gritted my teeth as I watched the pain of broken feet but you made it for Cave Rescue.Well done.
Oct 5, 2018
Jolly good luck with your walk. 😀
Steve Chapman's Work Buddies
Oct 5, 2018
Fantastic support from my friends here at Digital Projection who've clubbed together to raise money for the British Cave Rescue Council. To coin an old Scout shout... "BRAVO" Big thanks all!
Helena, Phil, Mike
Oct 3, 2018
Donations from members of the Science department, good luck!
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Lincoln Scouts Caving Club
The Lincoln Scouts Caving Club make regular trips underground across the UK and even over seas. Each time we go underground, if an accident were to occur, we would be dependent on the services of a cave rescue organisation. Therefore we feel responsible help fund this service.