The Cave Rescue Organisation, Clapham funds vital kit with our donation

We recently donated £10,000 to the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) in Clapham, North Yorkshire to fund life-saving new equipment and kit, after it was depleted following a long attempted rescue of a caver in June this year.

Every time the CRO is called out to an incident, the kit they use has to be replenished. As such, friends and family appealed for funds to replace equipment used by The Cave Rescue Organisation during this large-scale rescue process, which resulted in £14,000 of charitable donations.

Heather Eastwood from The CRO said:“So far this year, we have attended 74 incidents: 45 walking, 3 climbing, 2 off road biking, 4 fell running, 1 paragliding, 1 canyoning, 1 swiftwater, 5 caving and 4 miscellaneous. After all incidents, kit needs to be repacked or replaced, so we need spares of everything. The money we received from Skipton Properties allowed us to replenish vital equipment and we’re incredibly grateful to them and the other people who donated this summer. Their generosity will undoubtedly help us save more lives.”

The CRO is a charity whose volunteers respond to cave and mountain rescue calls in the Three Peaks and Malham areas of the Yorkshire Dales. The voluntary rescue team is made up of local experienced cavers, climbers and walkers who give their time freely to help those in need of assistance. The team is funded entirely by charitable donations and is on call at all times, day or night.

We recently visited The CRO to see how our donation had been used and were overwhelmed by the incredible work The CRO does, and the sheer passion and kindness of the volunteers who make it happen. To see their work in action and the equipment they’ve been able to buy following our donation was an honour, and we’re just pleased to have been able to help such a worthy cause.

We’re committed to supporting local charities in the towns and villages where we build new homes, giving away a regular £1,000 a month to a chosen charity. Our only criteria is that the charity benefits local people. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis –  please visit to complete your application. We look forward to hearing from you.

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