A member of the British Cave Rescue Council MCRO - a member of the British Cave Rescue Council

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As a voluntary organisation, like all other cave and mountain rescue teams in Britain, MCRO relies on donations, fundraising events and occasional grants for its income.

 

Maintaining an effective Cave Rescue capability is a challenge and we rely heavily upon the efforts of team members, their caving clubs, friends and relations to rally round and support us. We have also been very fortunate to have a number of commercial organisations support us through the donation of equipment, allowing us access to vertical training facilities, or offering us equipment at reduced rates.

 

If you feel you would like to support us with a donation, please email the secretary: secretary"at"midlandscaverescue.org.uk (replace the "at" with @)

 

Thank you to

First Aid Fundraise, 30th April 2016

Team member Evan Kinsey provided first aid cover for the final stages of the Bishops Castle 23 mile 'Round and About Walk' on 30th April. In return the walk organisers have made a donation of £50 to MCRO.

Evan said that there were no injuries on the event and the only first aid he did was a bit of advice on blisters!  There was also the opportunity to talk to interested walkers about cave rescue and to tell them about MCRO.

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire, 23rd March 2016

For a £35 donation to the team following a talk to the society on "Water Power in Mining" by Kelvin Lake.

 

Varta (Consumer)

For the donation of a number of LED headlights, torches and "Indestructible PowerPacks", through their agreement with Mountain Rescue and Cave Rescue to help raise funds for the team.

2015

Shropshire Caving & Mining Club members

Who raised £158.00 in a "sealed envelope" raffle at their 2015 Annual Dinner. Also a big thank you to all the Club members who donated prizes for the raffle - it was certainly a 'strange' collection of prizes and some members were spotted making deals to swap prizes after they had won them or even hiding when they realised what they had won!! A BIG Thanks to everyone involved.

All who attended the Steve Tomalin Auction Day, 4th July 2015

Many thanks to the dozens of Cavers who attended the Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group depot to remember our friend and colleague Steve Tomalin.  It was a fantastic sunny day, and in the afternoon, Steve's outdoor equipment was auctioned, with the very kind assistance of a professional auctioneer, who gave up his afternoon for us and it certainly helped to get the bids up.  Proceeds from the aution will be split between GCRG and MCRO. It was a day that Steve would have been so proud of, and thanks to everyone who made the effort to attend, or bid by proxy.

Everyone at the BCRC Conference, 12th to 14th June 2015

A very BIG thank you to everyone who contributed in whatever way to the 2015 BCRC Conference - be it as a presenter, bar staff, doing displays, photos, signage, food preparation, reception, rubbish collector, general dogsbody or simply supporting us.  Our conference had the highest attendance ever for a BCRC conference and we have received numerous messages of thanks. The venue, presentation programme, training were fantastic and the party evening in Clearwell Caves was a truly spectacular evening.  The bar profits are being split with Gloucester Cave Rescue Group and we will see a welcome boost to our funds, so well done everyone!

Newport Historical Society, Shropshire

For a £40 donation to the team following a talk to the society on a local mine by Shropshire Caving & Mining Club members.

2014

Members of Dudley Caving Club

Who donated £73 to MCRO as a result of their "Christmas cards" avoidance scheme!

Shropshire Caving & Mining Club members

Who raised £141.10 in a "sealed envelope" raffle at their 2014 Annual Dinner. As envelopes were selling for £2, they haven't quite worked out how the total ended with an odd number! (Might have been due to tipping certain people upside down and shaking out their loose change!). Also a big thank you to all the Club members who donated prizes for the raffle.

Smethwick Conservative Ladies Luncheon Club, the Hagley Probus Club and the Kidderminster St. Georges Ladies Fellowship

Who between them donated £100 to the team, following talks by Keith Edwards. (Don't lose your voice Keith - you're doing sterling work!)

2013

Members of Dudley Caving Club

Who donated £98.50 to MCRO in lieu of sending Christmas cards.

The Phoenix Club, Kidderminster

Who following a caving talk by Keith Edwards very kindly made a donation of £40 to the team.

Shropshire Caving & Mining Club members

Who raised £133 in a "sealed envelope" raffle at their 2013 Annual Dinner. Commiserations to those who found that their envelopes were empty!

Various Team Members who helped raise funds from various sources

Sale of donated climbing kit - £50
Using Sports Financial Services - Em & Mike - £60

First aid cover at Bishops Castle fun run - Evan & Heather - £100.

2012

GCRG

For a donation of £50 for a number of old carpet tiles.

Worcestershire Beekeepers Association, Clent Women's Institute and Keith Edwards

Following talks by Keith to the WBA and Clent WI they very kindly made donations to the team. Keith also raised more funds from a garden railway open day. Thank you to everyone.

GO Outdoors new Erdington store

Where we helped out on their climbing wall in August. Brief report >>

We returned again at the beginning of December. Read the report >>

Coventry GO Outdoors store

Who allowed us to raise funds and help on their climbing wall in April. Read a brief report >>

2011

Shropshire Caving & Mining Club members, past and present

Who raised £118 in a "sealed envelope" raffle at their 50th Anniversary Dinner in 2011.

Delegates at the NAMHO 2011 Conference

Who raise over £260 from the conference raffle and other donations.

Sponsors and Runners in the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon

A VERY big thank you to everyone who sponsored us (not forgetting the runners and back-up team) for our major fund raising event of 2011. We raised over £1,400 for team equipment and VHF radios. View some pictures in our Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon gallery >> 

Visitors to the Shropshire Show, May 2011

Over £100 was raised by Show visitors, young and old, who tried their hand at caving in the BCA artificial cave which was set-up at the Show.

 

We would also like to Thank

 

Total Access - The UK's leading provider of Height Safety Support Services Total Access - for the use of their excellent vertical access training facilities, equipment and continued support.
   
Varta (Consumer) Varta (Consumer) - for the donation of Outdoor Sports headlights, LED torches & Indestructible PowerPacks.
   
Crowcon - Gas Detection you can trust Crowcon Detection Instruments - for the donation of an Oxygen meter.
   
Crowcon - Gas Detection you can trust Wolf Mountain Indoor Climbing and Caving Centre - for the use of their meeting room.

 

 

Snailbeach Mine Buildings, painting by Malcom Newton