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 Events: First Aid for Cavers - CNCC/BCA

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British Caving Association

First Aid for Cavers

The CNCC has planned and funded two First Aid for Cavers courses. These courses are practical sessions covering the types of injuries cavers can sustain and how to deal with those injuries and situations. Also covered will be hypothermia and survival techniques.

The courses are being provided by nationally accredited first aid trainers and assessors who are also cavers.

The courses are FREE to all BCA members or club members of BCA member clubs (CIMS and DIMS).

The courses are being held on 18 October 2014 and 01 November 2014 at the Hellifield Village Hall, Hellifield, North Yorkshire. The courses start at 09:30 prompt, a packed lunch is required.

To book a place please send an email to: training@cncc.org.uk

Please state which day you wish to attend and your full name.

If demand for these courses is high then the CNCC will arrange more courses to meet the demand.

Les Sykes, CNCC Training Officer

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The Broughton Game Show committee has announced this week that the event is to come to an end. Rising costs, insurance, health and safety issues and the vagaries of the weather mean that after 33 years the committee have reluctantly decided to call it a day. The show held annually in the grounds of Broughton Hall was started to raise money for the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association.  As the event grew the Cave Rescue Organisation also became involved, and over the years 325.000 has been raised shared between the two groups.  

Both UWFRA & CRO are totally manned by volunteers who are prepared to be called out any day or night seven days a week, they are completely funded by charitable donations from the public. 

The committee cite several reasons for the decision, including the escalating costs of running such an event, which have created a high risk factor for them. The main reason for the Game Show was to raise money for the two rescue organisations, and there was great concern that the opposite could so easily happen.  In this litigious age the demands and requirements necessary for the safe running of the show both on the field and the surrounding roads, also had to have serious consideration. The show is very dependent on the English climate and the number of events cancelled over the last few years due to excessive rain has increased dramatically. This year, the decision not to have a show due to the Olympic Torch coming to the area, when around 25.000 people descended on Skipton, proved to be a good one.  Even if the Game Show had been organised it would have had to be cancelled at a late stage due to the field being waterlogged. The show had to be called off in 2009 and many others have been on a knife edge weather-wise. 

Chris Baker one of the organisers involved since the show started, says "The committee hope the public will understand the reasons behind this difficult decision and would like to thank them for their support, and also the many volunteers not directly connected with the rescue teams without whom it could never have happened. Such a complex and labour intensive show could never have been possible without the dedicated enthusiastic members of the two groups. In this day and age it is amazing that it has always been staffed 100per cent by volunteers, who we hope have brought to the public many very varied and enjoyable attractions and activities." 

Chairman David Aynesworth, who was the catalyst for the show says " It has been an amazingly happy committee, which probably contributed greatly to the show's success, and the whole event would not have happened at all if Mr and Mrs Henry Tempest in 1978 had not agreed to it being held at Broughton Hall. They could not have been more understanding and they gave the committee great support-and also never complained when we made a muddy mess of their grounds" 

There will obviously be a shortfall in the team's income and means are being looked at to replace the money raised by the Game Show. 

Posted by jarvis on Friday, December 21 @ 09:35:01 GMT (3903 reads)
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 Events: Help Yorkshire’s Oldest Mountain and Cave Rescue Team

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Cave Rescue Organisation
Clapham, via Lancaster LA2 8HH
Member of the British Cave Rescue Council
Affiliated to the Mountain Rescue Council
Registered Charity No. 241091

Help Yorkshire’s Oldest Mountain and Cave Rescue Team By Completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

Dear Friend

How often have you thought about raising money for your club or preferred charity but then never done anything about it because of the effort of organising it? Well perhaps we can help?

On Saturday the 22nd August 2009, The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is organising the “Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge” which you can enter. This event is a 23 mile walk, taking in the Yorkshire Dales “famous” 3 Peak Mountains, Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

We will take all the hassle away from you by organising the whole event; all you need to do is get sponsored, turn up and enjoy taking part in the challenge in some of the most scenic parts of the Dales. In return, all we ask for is the first £50 each participant raises and the rest is for your preferred club/charity.

Participants will be provided with free car parking; guides (if required), watering stations and the whole event will be marshalled and controlled by the CRO. In addition, should the whole route be too much, drop out points will be available with transport back to the car park; single peaks can also be arranged.

Successful participants will receive a certificate, either as an individual, or for the team entered and have the smug satisfaction that - “we did it!” If you are interested please visit our website for further details at www.cro.org.uk, or contact our Secretary on 077944 12456.

Go on take the challenge, enjoy the day and raise some cash!

Posted by jarvis on Monday, June 08 @ 22:10:19 BST (7417 reads)
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 Events: Broughton Game Show Cancelled

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This weekends Broughton Game Show has been cancelled due to weather and ground conditions.


Friday 22 June 2007


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 Events: Hidden Earth 2006

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Hidden Earth is the UK's annual caving conference, hosted by the British Cave Research Association and the British Caving Association for the benefit of all cavers.

The 2006 conference will take place on 22-24 September in the market town of Leek, which is about 12 miles south of Buxton, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District.

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