After an eventful summer, we’re finally getting back to reality and finding some time for ourselves – which we are just as quickly committing to doing other things.
The latest goal is walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks in November in aid of the Cave Rescue Organisation. This is definitely NOT “just a walk in the park” because of the limited number of daylight hours and probable adverse weather. So we’re in the middle of a programme of training walks. To date, there has been a lot of water involved (both underfoot & falling from the sky) and not much sunshine. We’ve seen it away in the distance, teasing us with a sense of “this is what you could have had”.
The CRO is one of a number of volunteer rescue teams throughout the country. Originally set up to help people in trouble in remote & generally inaccessible areas, they are increasingly being called out to incidents to bolster the abilities of the three main emergency services.
These rescue teams are funded entirely by charitable donations. Personally, I think those people who get themselves in trouble as a direct result of being ill-prepared should be billed for the full cost. Going further, there’s an argument for bringing charges of endangering life in some cases. However, accidents happen even to the best-prepared and rescue teams will always mobilise when called upon; a philosophy of “one day, it could be me” is one driver.
Anyway, rant over. Sorry ’bout that!
The bottom line is we are asking for sponsorship, either in person or at JustGiving. Thanks!