Gloucestershire Cave Rescue Group

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Registered address
Littledean Hill Depot,Cinderford
Gloucestershire,
GL14 2TT

Phone
07803539945

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Charity number
900316

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Glouucestershire Cave Rescue Group was formed in 1966 to provide underground rescue in the caves and mines within Gloucestershire. Over the years the groups area has expended to include the Thames Valley up to Reading. Although not a busy group it does have within its area of coverage some very significant sites, including the 10th longest Cave within the UK at almost 14KM in lengthlocated within the Forest of Dean and another cave site where the Entrance Series of passages are Tidal . Due to the Rising River Wye. These are just two examples and both sites have seen a number of rescues over the years. There are many other significant caves and mines. Stone, Iron and Chalk that the group covers and has to be ready ro respond to incidents should they occur. The members of the group are primarily cavers and are all volunteers. The group has its HQ in Cinderford where it stores its equipment but also has an indoor training facility for on site training as well as offices and meeting rooms. Rescue Training Exercises are undertalen throughout the year both locally and when attending other rescue groups exercises. The group works closely with the Severn Area Rescue Association who have assited with the provsion of boats for evacuation of casualties from the cave sites that are very close to the Tidal Section of the River Wye. It also has very close links to the neighbouring Cave Rescue Teams to provide assistance to them in the event of a large scale rescue and they also reciprocate this arrangemnet. The group is financed primarily through Fund Raising and donations

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