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Covid 19 Press Release

News Release
Mountain Rescue England and Wales response to
Coronavirus, COVID-19
Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW) is following the national health
protection advice and applying it to its situation – just like everyone else.
MREW’s priority is resilience, making sure that as many of its trained
volunteers are as available as possible for call outs. This means reducing
face-to-face meetings (and using online equivalents) and postponing all but
essential training so that we reduce the chances of spread among our
We’re also aware that a lot of MR volunteers have day jobs that will be
important in the coming weeks and months – paramedics, NHS staff etc – so
we need to be enabling them to stay well and focus on that work.
The public can play a role in helping us to provide an effective service: If
people require assistance but suspect they may have Covid-19 or have been
in contact with someone who has it then MR asks them, please, to tell the
Police this information as soon as they can when calling 999 for help. That
way, teams can be prepared.
“Being outdoors has all sorts of health benefits – mental and physical,” says
Mike France, Chairman of MREW, “and we are happy to encourage
individuals to get outdoors. However, at the moment, we ask people not to
take any unnecessary risks. If they are going to go out, they should walk,
climb and cycle well within their capabilities so that they’re more likely to
stay safe.”

Further media enquiries to:
Andy Simpson
MREW Media and Communications Director

Sally Seed MREW Press Officer –

Fire recovery – Next steps

Fire recovery – Next steps

Help us secure our future

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team needs your help.

Since November 2017, when our rescue base was damaged in a fire, weve been very lucky to have been given a temporary home by South Wales Fire & Rescue Service at Merthyr Fire Station.

But we need to make a few improvements, and to get some security gates installed to protect our vital lifesaving equipment.

Last year we rescued over 120 people thanks to the support we receive from donors.

Any donation, small or large, would be gratefully received towards our £7,500 target.

Thanks for reading.



Mary’s Marathon Triumph

Mary’s Marathon Triumph

Thank you Mary!

A huge thank you to Mary Eggins who took part in the 2019 London Marathon to raise funds for us.

We rely on fundraising to carry out our work so we are extremely grateful for the money Mary has raised.

Mary has raised over £3000 and is doing one last push, donations can be made via the link below

Also we would like to say thank you to everyone that has donated for your support and generosity!

Please check back for regular news updates, In the mean time you can keep up to date with outdoors related news at



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Mary’s Marathon Triumph

Thank you Mary! A huge thank you to Mary Eggins who took part in the 2019 London Marathon to raise funds for us. We rely on fundraising to carry out our work so we are extremely grateful for the money Mary has raised. Mary has raised over £3000 and is doing one last...

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Freemasons of South Wales

Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team is pleased to announce the commissioning of a brand new response vehicle. A gift from the Freemasons of South Wales. On Friday 12 April Team Leader Penny Brockman, accompanied by other members of CBMRT, were honoured to be invited...

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CBMRT Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

We support International Women's Day 2019 #BalanceforBetter a call-to-action for driving gender balance across the world. Central Beacons is 1 of 5 teams in Mountain rescue England and Wales to have a female Team Leader. Central Beacons recognise our Team is stronger...

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Off The Tarmac Events

Find your next trail run or ultra marathon in Wales. Visit: Book tickets via:

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Be a charity skydiver in 2019

We are pleased to announce our charity partnership with Sky Dive Swansea   Experience the thrill of a life time by jumping from up to 12,000 feet! A skydive is often one of the top items on many people's 'Bucket Lists', by supporting CBMRT and raising the required...

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Fire at our rescue base

A year ago today, a major fire devastated our base, destroying all our vehicles, equipment and causing major damage to the building itself. But it didn’t destroy us as a team. Within days we were responding to a call for help and, since the fire, we’ve undertaken 138...

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Gauntlet Games Cardiff 2019

CBMRT supporters can now raise money for us by taking part in this hilarious obstacle course. The Gauntlet Games is a hilarious obstacle course race coming back to Cardiff, Brighton / Crawley and Manchester in 2018. Run 5k or 10k, taking on giant inflatables, slides,...

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Beast from the East

As much of the UK was affected by The Beast from the East & storm Emma, Mountain Rescue Teams across the country were on call to assist our local communities. From Thursday 1st March to Saturday 3rd, CBMRT provided around the clock shifts of up to 12 team members...

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Himalayan Encounters – Fundraising Event

An Evening with Alan Ward   International Mountain Leader Wednesday 2nd May 2018 19:15 - 21:00 In Aid of Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team Fire Recovery Fund Come and hear Alan Ward talk about his trekking experiences in Nepal and ladakh India and be inspired...

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Huw Jones – Deputy Team Leader awarded MBE

Huw Jones – Deputy Team Leader Central Beacons MRT It is with real pleasure and pride that the Central Beacons MRT can join Huw’s family and friends in congratulating him on the recent notice of the award of MBE in Her Majesties New Years Honours List 2017 Huw has...

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CIPR Cymru raise £1200 for CBMRT

We are honoured to have been named as the nominated charity associated the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR Cymru/Wales) annual dinner at City Hall, Cardiff. Team Leader Penny Brockman represented CBMRT at the event which raised a fantastic £1200 for us....

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