Jan 31

Have you seen Zoe’s Fundraising Page

Zoe aims to raise even more for CRO

Zoe is one of CRO’s previous ‘customers’ following an accident on the hills in 2009. Zoe has raised a huge amount for the team since then and you can now see her ‘Just Giving’ page on: http://www.justgiving.com/ZoesEnchanted10k

Zoe Fundraising

Her Story


By now, I’m sure you all know that on Valentine’s Day 2009 whilst walking on Whernside, I slipped and fell 300ft, sustaining a head injury, 3 fractured ribs, many bumps and bruises and suffered mild hypothermia as it was snowy and very cold.  There was no mobile phone signal and Jon had to leave me and go for help.  23 volunteers from the Cave Rescue Organisation were involved in my journey back down Whernside. In total the rescue used 120 volunteer hours.  Their dedication and team working shone through, even to me in my state.


In March 2010, I took part in my first Disney Princess Half Marathon and with your help raised £1000 with matched funds.  In 2012, I took part again and raised £640 with matched funds.  Last year, I completed my half marathon hattrick but also upped my challenge and took part in Disney’s Royal Family 5k on Saturday 25 February, followed by again taking part in the Disney’s Princess Half Marathon on Sunday 26 February.   Together we raised £455 which was matched by work.


Please help me raise more funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation. This is a charity which is run completely by volunteers who actually pay to be members of the CRO.  To me they are the 4th emergency service receiving very little recognition for their work, I am honoured to raise funds on their behalf.


Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.  Also - any funds that I raise will be matched by my employer so whatever you can give will be doubled.

You can now see her ‘Just Giving’ page on: http://www.justgiving.com/ZoesEnchanted10k

Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/have-you-seen-zoes-fundraising-page/

Jan 25

Cave & Mountain Rescue First Aid Training

This week CRO finished it’s annual Casualty Care Certificate training – advanced First Aid training for Cave and Mountain Rescue Team Members.

Julian Smith our local MP also attended the assessment, which took place in White Scar Cave near Ingleton.

Our thanks to Julian and White Scar Show Cave http://www.whitescarcave.co.uk/

MP Julian Smith attending CRO's First Aid Training

MP Julian Smith attending CRO’s First Aid Training

Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/cave-mountain-rescue-first-aid-training/

Dec 08

CRO is successful in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund ballot

We are very grateful to everyone who voted for the Cave Rescue Organisation in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund ballot and really appreciate your support.

CRO received 63.4% of the votes cast in our region and Lloyds Bank are therefore generously donating £3,000.00 to the Team. This will allow us to buy a Titan titanium surface stretcher and a REACT underground stretcher, each of which will be a great help in our rescue work on, and under, our local fells.

For information about other ways to support the Team’s work please see the “Friends and Supporting CRO” page of this website.


Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/cro-is-successful-in-the-lloyds-bank-community-fund-ballot/

Nov 05

Quiz Results

A big thank you to everybody who came to the CROlympic fundraising day at Clapham. For those who took part in the quiz, here are the answers:


–         originated by Mary Hodgson, of Ingleton and kindly donated to raise funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation (“Yorkshire’s busiest mountain rescue team”)


All of the answers either began with or otherwise contained the letters C, R and O, in that order.


Thanks to all who bought a quiz-sheet and gave it a go, but, particularly, to Mary (above), who already has the next CRO Quiz drafted!  From the 23 entries judged to be ‘correct’, the following three were drawn and will each receive a cheque for £10:


Jane Jolliffe and Tony Shepherd (Lawkland);    Marilyn Wilson (Kentrigg);    GW Taylor (Crook).


  1. 1.  Station where Harry found platform 9 ¾  (2 words)
King’s Cross
  1. 2.  12½ p , used to be 2/6d   (2)
Half Crown
  1. 3.  French military decoration  (3)
Croix de Guerre
  1. 4.  Found at the end of a rainbow?  (3)
crock of gold
  1. 5.  Bed-rock exposed through the soil and vegetation  (1)
  1. 6.  Death of plant or animal tissue  (1)
necrosis or necrobiosis
  1. 7.  Short tee-shirt, revealing midriff  (2, may be hyphenated)
crop top
  1. 8.  Clerical dictionary  (1)
  1. 9.  Circle of pre-historic stones  (1)
  1. 10.  Very warm, angry rabbit  -  put butter on it  (3)
Hot Cross Bun
  1. 11.  Parcel of bread, ham and Gruyère, sautéed in butter  (2)
Croque M’sieur
  1. 12.  Was it made by a landing UFO or a practical joker?  (2)
crop circle
  1. 13.  Dialect or slang word for passenger on bike  (1)
  1. 14.  The figwort family of plants  (1)
  1. 15.  Southern London Borough  (1)
  1. 16.  Sherlock’s brother  (2)
Mycroft Holmes
  1. 17.  Intrude gradually  (1)
  1. 18.  Inventor of Dr Finlay and Tannochbrae  (1 + initials)
A J Cronin
  1. 19.  No buttons or zip – just ‘touch and close’ the fastening  (1)
  1. 20.  To cheat or betray a partner  (2)
double cross
  1. 21.  Large coniferous tree of New Zealand  (1)
  1. 22.  Sir Patrick – architect and civic designer – 1879-1957  (1)
  1. 23.  French breakfast confection, originally from the crusades  (1)
  1. 24.  Game of Xs and Os  (3)
noughts and crosses
  1. 25.  Citadel of an ancient Greek city  (1)
  1. 26.  Inviolable, holy or sacred  (1)
  1. 27.  Mediaeval weapon, firing small projectiles  (1)
  1. 28.  Essex estuary town  (3)
Burnham on Crouch
  1. 29.  Screw-gauge for tiny, accurate measurements  (1)
  1. 30.  ‘Stripey horse’ going over  (2)
zebra crossing
  1. 31.  Sir William – chemist – 1832-1919  (1)
  1. 32.  Cumberland & Westmorland wrestling throw  (2 with hyphen)
cross-buttock *
  1. 33.  “King’s Evil” – swollen lymph nodes and skin ulcers  (1)
  1. 34.  Katy, who once won ‘One man and his dog?  (1)
  1. 35.  Savoury cake (meat, fish or potato), fried in breadcrumbs  (1)
  1. 36.  The difference between a man’s bike and a woman’s  (2)
cross bar


N.B.  Approximate spellings have been allowed.  No 32 ‘cross-click’ is a wrestling hold, not a throw.

Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/quiz-results/

Oct 28

The CRO Crolympics went very well

The CRO Crolympics – a day of family fun – at Clapham, went very well this weekend.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to take part in the fundraising activities, including the duck race, artificial cave, climbing wall, land rover pull and auction.

View slide show

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Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/the-cro-crolympics-went-very-well/

Oct 03

October Training

The team had an evening training session at Long Churn on Wednesday evening, despite the weather.

The focus of the training was upon casualty handling skills and was led by Paul Lethebee.


Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/october-training/

Sep 24

Vote for CRO – To receive a donation from the Lloyds Community Fund

As you know, CRO is the Mountain and Cave Rescue Team for the Three Peaks and surrounding areas. If you are unlucky enough to get into difficulties on (or under) these hills we will be there for you.

CRO has been shortlisted, with three other organisations in our area, for a Lloyds Bank Community Fund grant.


CRO has been shortlisted, with three other organisations in our area, for a Lloyds Bank Community Fund grant. A public vote will take place between 23 September and 1 November with the two organisations in each area with the most votes each receiving £3,000. The other two shortlisted organisations will each receive £300. CRO needs the £3,000 to buy a lightweight “Titan” titanium stretcher for use on the fells and a “React” stretcher for use in rescues.

Votes can be cast on-line, by SMS text and in person at a Lloyds Bank branch. You can vote once online and once by text and once each time you conduct a transaction at a branch of Lloyds Bank. You can therefore vote several times for CRO, with each vote counting. You do not have to be a customer of Lloyds Bank to vote and nor do you need to live or work in CRO’s local area. Details of how to vote are as follows:

TO VOTE ON-LINE:  https://communityfund.lloydsbank.com/voting/cf_org_vote_profile.asp?cfr=989E77


  2. TO: 61119

Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/vote-for-cro-to-receive-a-donation-from-the-lloyds-community-fund/

Sep 19

CRO training with Fire & Rescue Service

If you drove past Ribblehead today and wondered what all the emergency vehicles were doing……. read on.

CRO undertook a joint training exercise with the Fire & Rescue Service from Bentham, concentrating on the use of Fire Service pumps to assist when flooding is a problem.


Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/cro-training-with-fire-rescue-service/

Sep 03

CROlympics are nearly here

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CRO is holding a family fun day on Saturday 26th October from 10 – 4, including activities and events to suit all the family.

cro olympice Including:

  • Artificial Cave
  • Climbing wall
  • Wellie Throwing
  • Duck Race
  • Knot challenge
  • Darts competition
  • Archery
  • Classic cars
  • Land Rover pull #
  • Charity Auction #

………………..and much much more. All money raised will help to fund CRO’s rescue work above and below ground in the Yorkshire Dales


# Land Rover Pull

Open to teams of six - £30 per team - best of 3 pulls
Sponsored by Kentdale Land Rover

Download the entry form here>>


# Charity Auction @ New Inn Clapham from 6pm
Items include
  • 2 weeks Luxury Villa accommodation in Florida (www.homeaway.co.uk/p717656) Donated by J & Z Ketteridge
  • 2x £100 portrait experience. Donated by Sycamore Studios Skipton
  • Liverpool Stadium tour & museum visit for 4. Donated by LFC
  • Montane Jacket. Donated by Montane
  • Champange afternoon tea for 2. Donated by The Traddock
  • 6x Jim Eyre pictures. Donated by New Inn Clapham
  • Large Tackle Sack. Donated by Warbac
  • Round of golf for 4 @ Bentham Golf Course. Donated by  Bentham Golf Club
  • Sign Everton Picture. Donated by Everton FC
  • RRCPC journal + surveys
  • Sign Arsenal team photo
  • “2x Craven winch meet tickets for Gaping Gill
  • 3x Hand crafted walking sticks
  • Signed Burnley Pendant- Burnley FC
  • 5 x winch meet tickets Bradford Pothole club
  • 2x 1pt a day for 30 days – Copper Dragon Brewery
  • 50m of Rope – Heightec
  • Mt Technology Crampons- Ian Watson
  • Bottle of House of Commons Whiskey -Julian Smith MP
  • Original painting by Peter Bolton
  • Nevisport T shiorts
  • 2x Pint a Day of Wainwrights – Thwaites Brewery


Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/crolympics/

Aug 19

Walk for All in Settle

Thank you to everybody who visited our stand at the ‘Walk for All’ event in Settle this weekend

walk for all in settle

cro at walk for all 2013

Permanent link to this article: http://cro.org.uk/walk-for-all-in-settle/

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