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#67give Mountain Club of SA: Search & Rescue Team

#67give Mountain Club of SA: Search & Rescue Team

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What we do:

If you (or your loved ones) enjoy being 'Out There' in the mountains, please consider supporting those who contribute their time to Search and Rescue.

The Mountain Club of South Africa has 6 volunteer Search and Rescue Teams across the country, and the Cape Town & Stellenbosch teams contribute their efforts to 'Wilderness Search and Rescue' alongside Metro EMS, the Red Cross Air Mercy Service, the SA Airforce, and various other volunteer organizations such as the logistics workgroup (4x4), and other outdoor groups.

The Cape Town team has 74 members, who in 2017 assisted with 130 out of WSAR's total 185 mountain rescue incidents in the Western Cape, and hosted 32 training events. - Thats a lot of time!

Incidents included cliff rescues for stuck and injured hikers/climbers, searches for missing people, and assisting Metro EMS staff to locate and access injured patients in order for medical care to be given

Please consider supporting us with a few hundred Rand, so we can continue our activities!

Targets for 67give:

What do we need? As a volunteer organization, our only income is via donations! 

This year we've already spent R11,000 on a trailer in order to help us bring equipment speedily to incidents, or to training events. 

- We need to spend R17,000 replacing cliff-rescue equipment which keeps our members safe during both training, and real incidents
- We'd like to spend R7,000 on hosting local training events for team members.
- We'd like to spend R5,000 on replacement batteries and radio-units (radios help leaders communicate - something that increases efficiency and also safety).
The funds will be split between these two teams, who are effectively one MCSA team that cover the Cape district.

Total target: R67, 000

[Edit: We've been humbled by the most phenominal support we've received today; and we've raised the target from R40k to R67k to match the '67 minutes' theme. - We have so many training intitiatives we'd like to realise, and expensive gear does need to be retired at the most inopportune moments. Thanks for setting us up for another great year ahead.]

67give patrons for this charity: 

Ant Hall
Brent Russell
Hendre De Villiers
Shaheen Mowla
Brent Jennings
Matthew Young
Jack Wale
Rob Burger
Taahir Osman
Andre Theron
David Nel
Mathias Tölken
Jason Collins
Nicholas Le Maitre
Justine Cole
Graeme Ian Leighton
Werner Eiselen
Michael Kloos
Xanthe Adams
Gerhard Coetzee 
Denton Ingham-brown

Donations

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "These amazing volunteers saved my life." - Beth

  • Oct 29, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "Always comforting to know one can call on mountain rescue if need be when out in the hills! " - Dale Kitchin

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "Always comforting to know one can call on mountain rescue if need be when out in the hills! " - Dale Kitchin

  • Oct 01, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "These amazing volunteers saved my life." - Beth

  • Aug 27, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Thanks for doing an awesome job!" - Alex Jordaan

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 514.00
  • "These amazing volunteers saved my life." - Beth

  • Jul 30, 2018 - R 206.00
  • "Always comforting to know one can call on mountain rescue if need be when out in the hills! " - Dale Kitchin

  • Jul 29, 2018 - USD $ 143.85
  • "Thank you for the great work in the mountains. " - Gill

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Good to know you guys are so well trained. " - francie

  • Jul 25, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "you guys rock :)" - Fiona

  • Jul 25, 2018 - USD $ 15.85
  • "Hopefully I'll never need you guys, but who knows?" - SVG

  • Jul 24, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks to all who volunteer " - Nicole Morse

  • Jul 24, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Thank you for your hard work, sweat and tears!" - Dr Caryl Richmond

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Keep up the amazing work you brave people. " - Paul and Nicci

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "You do wonderful work - thank you!" - nessa

  • Jul 23, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Good luck and thanks for all the good work." - Graham Mayer

  • Jul 22, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Always comforting to know one can call on mountain rescue if need be when out in the hills! " - Dale Kitchin

  • Jul 21, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "From an MCSA mother with children always in the mountains - thank you for your unselfish services and time." - Miemie Theron

  • Jul 21, 2018 - USD $ 15.72
  • "This team is the best thing that has ever happened to me! " - B

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Keep up the good work" - Tony

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Keep up the great work you guys do!" - Lise

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for your hard work out there!" - Anonymous

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 200.00
  • "Thanks to all of our friends on Search & Rescue!" - Lauren & Rick

  • Jul 20, 2018 - USD $ 38.86
  • ":-)" - Ewart

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "I might be phoning at some point so better support.. :-)" - Rdv

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Great work CT and HH teams; keep it up!" - Steve Cooke

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 359.87
  • "I really admire your dedication and skill, and am thankful for the work you guys do. You tackle so many difficult situations so incredibly - keep it up!" - Gen

  • Jul 20, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for the great work" - Anonymous

  • Jul 20, 2018 - USD $ 13.68
  • "Thanks" - Dré

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks Search and Rescue Team" - KF

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "thank you !" - Mother

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "*" - Scott

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Dawie

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good wishes to a great crew. " - JvN

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "You were there when I needed you." - Rescued

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Goeie werk manne, eendag sal ek op jul nommer druk ;)" - exactlyman

  • Jul 19, 2018 - USD $ 39.65
  • "Thank you guys and girls" - Mike

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thanks for all the hard work!" - A

  • Jul 19, 2018 - USD $ 15.86
  • "Unsung heroes!" - Symons family

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thanks for everything you do" - Carol

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 680.00
  • "thanks for everything you do you legends" - Brian

  • Jul 19, 2018 - R 260.00
  • "Thank you for changing my life." - Gela

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 110.00
  • "Thanks to all the volunteers!" - DG

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "To all my mad mountain friends " - Johanntyre

  • Jul 18, 2018 - USD $ 15.85
  • "X" - Amanda

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hopefully we never need you guys, but glad you are there for those who do. You do great work" - Jess and Ertjie

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Well done guys - You are great!!" - Johan

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "For saving my friend Shan and for being a great bunch to work for and with :) " - AvS

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Cause Jason Collins is a Boss" - Eugene Robb

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you for all that you do!" - Y+D

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "I have not needed to be rescued yet but just in case, also Nic Le Maitre shares his knowledge so freely." - Herschel Solomon

  • Jul 18, 2018 - USD $ 37.68
  • "Thankyou it's good to know you heroes are there." - Mum

  • Jul 18, 2018 - USD $ 79.29
  • "keep up the great work!" - Micky

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 532.45
  • "Keep up the great work. " - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 670.00
  • "We appreciate your work !" - Karen Theron

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "On the recommendation of Chris Gaertner" - Nolan Roussouw

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 450.00
  • ""Live long and prosper"" - Darren

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for all you do " - Cara Saven

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 000.00
  • "Keep up the good work" - Xanthe's Dad

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Thank you for all your hard work. We appreciate you all! " - Nadine

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thank you to all the Mountain Rescue team for the amazing work you do in looking after all of us" - Love those mountains

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 688.89
  • "Thanks for coming to get me in 1998, and for some amazing experiences with top people in the air and on the hill after. Stay safe, always." - Mo

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 102.82
  • ":D" - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 51.41
  • ":)" - Xanthe Adams

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Big up to all of you for the incredible work you do, totally voluntarily!" - Chris Gaertner

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Keep up the good work " - Grim

  • Jul 18, 2018 - USD $ 79.29
  • "Thank you for saving Elianna and Shlomo's future mother." - Edmundo

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "thank you" - Tim

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 360.00
  • "Good to know you are out there" - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Seeing first-hand how valuable the MCSA SAR team is, I'm proud to help support the team!" - Rob Burger

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "Thank you for all your time and effort. " - Lise

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "These amazing volunteers saved my life." - Beth

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 688.89
  • "Great work by an amazing team!" - Rik

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 8 739.70
  • "Normally I dont get involved with volunteer type organisations so as not to see how rotten they are on the inside. With MCSA Rescue I happily give my time and money. Great Job Guys & Girls" - Christo Lotter

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • "Hope my small contribution helps." - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Mathias, your talk and demonstration on mountain rescue at our Johanniterorden-meeting was really informative and inspiring. Thank you and your team!" - Klaus von Pressentin

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 205.64
  • "You are awesome, Thank you for your selfless service and dedication." - Khalid C

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 257.05
  • "Your team is an inspiration. Hopefully i’ll never need your help. " - Tim Smith

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks for the great work!" - James Parkes

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • ":-)" - Uwe

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "Thank you for rescuing my friend" - Anonymous

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "We are extremely fortunate to have you watching our back." - Marius de Wet

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 412.32
  • "Thank you!" - Haydn

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 210.00
  • ":)" - Lex

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 401.00
  • "Keep it up! " - Francois

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 771.15
  • "Great work and be safe out there" - Paul Rainier-Pope

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 400.00
  • "Keep up the great work!" - Estiaan

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Very grateful for all that u do!" - Meg Turner

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 1 010.00
  • "Huge thanks to those guys and girls that are always willing to give up their Sunday lunch, or head out late at night in the rain and cold, to help someone in need." - Justine

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 68.89
  • "We need and appreciate what you do" - Fatima Sait

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 5 141.00
  • "Hope I never need you guys! But very glad you’re out there" - Bryant

  • Jul 18, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Hope I never need to call you guys! Keep up the sterling work." - Oliver Williams

  • Jul 17, 2018 - USD $ 15.94
  • "All the best" - Philip

  • Jul 17, 2018 - USD $ 119.51
  • "I have huge respect for the work you do. Hope I never need you though.." - Michael Louw

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 500.00
  • "Thanks for the great work!" - Jan Myburgh

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 2 056.40
  • "Appreciate your work!!" - Bennie de Wet

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 308.46
  • "Great work guys!" - Shaheen

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Keep up the great work guys!" - Lester Jackson

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 102.82
  • "I always feel saver knowing you're around while adventuring - thank you! " - Corli

  • Jul 17, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks team!!!" - Julia Wakeling

  • Jul 17, 2018 - USD $ 39.84
  • "you guys are real life, selfless heroes!!" - Imogen Scott

  • Jul 16, 2018 - R 510.00
  • "Keep it up soldiers" - Frans Slabber

  • Jul 14, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Great team of dedicated volunteers that will help you out if you are stuck between a rock and empty space!" - Andre Theron

  • Jul 13, 2018 - R 1 028.20
  • "Keep up the good work MCSA Rescue " - Taahir

  • Jul 13, 2018 - R 514.10
  • "Thanks to the team for putting in their time over the last year." - Ant

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 65 818.51

Fundraising target

R 67 000.00
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If you (or your loved ones) enjoy being 'Out There' in the mountains, please consider supporting those who contribute their time to Search and Rescue.