Appeal: South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team seeks £1,000

South and Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team exercise, Dinas Silica Mines. Photo: Graham Christian
Following the amazing success of the recent Tham Luang cave in Thailand, one of the British cave rescue teams, responsible for getting some of the UK contingent to Thailand has announced a fund-raising campaign. The South and Mid-Wales Cave Rescue Team hope to reach a target of £1,000. Claire Vivian, the team’s Fund-Raising Officer, has set up a crowd-funding page where you can donate to the appeal.

Attending emergencies, not only UK-based, but worldwide, takes money and preparation. Each of the team’s ‘Cave Link’ sets (underground SMS or “texting” devices) costs over £700. Your funds could help them buy another one and also help ensure the kit is kept up-to-date.

A Cave-Link radio set.
But it’s not just expensive kit that helps to save lives. SMWCRT owns about 20 hot drinks flasks, ensuring that when teams emerge from perhaps more than 12 hours underground a hot drink will be ready for them. Other necessary items are tackle bags to store and carry kit underground. These can cost around £50 and are absolutely essential.

You can donate to this great cause at the appeal’s crowd-funding page.

Please share this page with your friends and let’s try to help the team exceed their target of £1,000.