Welcome to the Rescue Benevolent Fund, an independent charity set up to help the wider mountain and cave rescue family in need.

Mountain and cave rescue team members are on call 24/7, 365 days a year helping injured and lost walkers, climbers and cavers to safety – not to mention the odd kayaker, paraglider or flood-stranded homeowner. They give up their time, put their lives and families on hold to help those in need.

But what happens when they get injured? When a rescue call-out results in physical or emotional distress for the rescuers themselves and hardship for their families?

Well, that’s where we come in.

The Rescue Benevolent Fund. For the mountain and cave rescue family in need

About Us

Why do we need a Benevolent Fund for mountain and cave rescuers? Simply, because accidents happen. Mountain and cave incidents, by their nature, often occur in the most extreme environments. But sometimes, all it takes is slippery grass. Mountain and…


It’s thanks to your donations we can be here to support the rescue family in need, when they need it. Click here to donate via our justgiving page

Contact Us

Whether you’ve questions to ask, need to make a claim or simply want to express you support, it’s easy to get in touch. If you need our help and support, be it financial, physical or emotional, as a result of…


We’re keeping our website like our winter mountains – lots of white space! But that doesn’t mean we haven’t got the answers to all your questions. So, if you want to know more about the nitty gritty of making a…

Raise Funds

The Benevolent Fund was initially set up with money raised through a challenge walk, along with funds from Mountain Rescue England and Wales. Since then, the rescue teams, regions and individuals have also contributed with regular donations. Anyone can now…