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Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
Mountain Rescue England & Wales
Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation
OVMRO is a registered charity (No. 502442)
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Wishlist

Below are some items we would like to purchase. If you are able to donate any of these items we would be most grateful.

Item Explanation Approximate Cost

CMC/ Rock Exotica mini machined pulley

Requested by: 'Technical Rope Rescue'
For every team member

Total number: 50
£30

Donate here

Hexs 5,6,7,8,9

Requested by: 'Technical Rope Rescue'
It is not uncommon to have to leave one or two of these behind to protect the team as we come off the hill at the end of a rescue, so replacements are necessary.

Total number: 1
£48

Donate here

Set of Wires 1- 10

Requested by: 'Technical Rope Rescue'
It is not uncommon to have to leave one or two of these behind to protect the team as we come off the hill at the end of a rescue, so replacements are necessary

Total number: 1
£65

Donate here

Black Diamond Guide belay device

Requested by: 'Technical Rope Rescue'
Our new recruits need these as part of our standard kit issue.

Total number: 10
£20

Donate here
Titan stretcher wrap

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
Allows our new basket stretcher to slide better on grass Donate here

Batteries

Requested by: 'Equipment'
Anyone want to guess how many AA and AAA batteries a team can use in torches, GPS and night vision kit while rescuing casualties and lost folk off the hill during the long dark nights of winter? Cost below is for 40 Duracell AAA.

Total number: 5
£17

Donate here

Office consumables

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
We use printer ink cartridges, normal A4 paper, A4 waterproof paper, Dymo labels etc Cost below is for A4 Paper 5 reams

Total number: 1
£23

Donate here
Prizes

Requested by: 'The cost of running OVMRO'
Throughout the year we hold raffles and quiz nights to raise much needed funds. Anything that could be donated as a prize for our winners would be great. Donate here

Biscuits

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
We do base visits for families, rescuees, scout school and other groups and partner agencies. T & biccies always go down well. Cost below is for Broken biscuits 1.3kg

Total number: 10
£4

Donate here

T bags, Coffee, Instant drinking chocolate

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
Who doesn’t need a cuppa during or after a rescue? Cost below is for 1200 Yorkshire tea bags.

Total number: 1
£22

Donate here

Soup, Bangers, Beans, Noodles

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
We often come off the hill having missed dinner or in the wee small hours when a nibble or plateful of hot food is much appreciated. Donate here

Chocolate, Cereal or Energy bars

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
For giving our casualties (and ourselves) a little boost out on the hill. Cost below for a pack of 48.

Total number: 10
£25

Donate here

Phone / radio recorder

Requested by: 'Communications'
We would like to record all radio and telephone traffic during an incident. This plug and play 8 channel analogue call recording system has a hard disc with 7,800 hour capacity. Calls can be archived to CD.

Total number: 1
£2800

Donate here

Finger Pulse Oximeters

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
For personal issue to Advanced-level casualty carers

Total number: 9
Received with thanks.

Icom GPS microphone

Requested by: 'Communications'
When fitted to our radios, individuals can be tracked from base, for their safety and to allow the team leader to see where they are.

Total number: 50
Received with thanks.

Storage Container

A plastic or metal garden storage container, big enough to take a very large rucksack. This will allow us to store kit securely in a remote location for quick access. Thanks to Wirral & West Cheshire Expedition Committee for their kind donation.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

SP302 Ruggerised Oxywatch Fingertip Pulse

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'

The SP302 Ruggerised OxyWatch Fingertip Pulse Oximeter has been designed to meet the rigorous demands of medical professionals. Featuring a “Ruggerised” silicon housing the SP302 is both comfortable and extremely durable, if dropped it just bounces and rolls.

The pulse oximeter is a very important and common device to check patient blood-oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and pulse rate. As a portable, non-invasive, small, compact, simple, reliable and durable physiological monitoring device, the fingertip pulse oximeter greatly enhances patient care.

Kindly donated in memory of Ian Christie



Total number: 6
Received with thanks.

Philips Heartstart FRX AED with case

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
A small and light AED which can be taken on the hill or travel in our vehicles to help team members perform effective CPR.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Fred Easyport pocket sized semi-automatic AED

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
A small and light AED which can be taken on the hill or travel in our vehicles to help team members perform effective CPR.

Donation received in memory of Ian Christie

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Laerdal AED Trainer 2

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
The AED Trainer will enable the team to teach members how to effectively use an automatic external defibrillator. Team members will be able to practice this vital skill as part of annual CPR and casualty care training, as well as during first aid scenarios.

Donation received in memory of Ian Christie

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Protective case for radio with secure connector

Requested by: 'Communications'
A case to allow team members to carry their radio and provide it with extra protection.

Donation received in memory of Ian Christie

Total number: 50
Received with thanks.

Secure radio holder

Requested by: 'Communications'
A secure radio holder to allow members to carry radios attached to their pack.

Donation received in memory of Ian Christie

Total number: 50
Received with thanks.

Simulaid Choking Manikin - ADULT

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'

This dummy is designed for realistic blocked airway training/practiceand will help to improve the casualty care training within the team.



Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Tracker2 avalanche transceiver

When operating in winter conditions it is essential that team members deployed on the hill carry an avalanche transceiver so they can be found quickly should they be unfortunate enough to be caught in an avalanche.

Thanks to Solihull School for raising funds for OVMRO which enabled us to buy these devices.



Total number: 20
Received with thanks.

Land Rover 130 4x4 Ambulance

Requested by: 'Transport'
Soon it will be time to think about replacing our trusty Land Rover 130 4x4 Ambulance. We currently have two and these really are the best suited vehicles for our needs. Why use 130 and not a standard 110. Simply put these modified Land Rovers can accommodate a stretcher easily and without any modifications on site. This makes for a smoother transfer for the casualty and offers larger load carrying space for the team. If you can help in full or part then why not contact us to discuss sponsorship opportunities, we would happily display your company logos for the lifetime of the vehicle.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

River Rescue Pole

Requested by: 'Swift Water Rescue'
Endless River Fibre Glass Pole.  Simple design 2 piece Fibre Glass pole has a simple large headed centre push button joint to form a total 12’ length with solid aluminium end bungs and built in floatation. The Endless River Fibre Glass Pole is robust yet light and feels great when using in the cold. It enables searching of rivers, rescue from banks and assists with river crossings.

Total number: 4
Received with thanks.

Bank Rescue Line 25m

Requested by: 'Swift Water Rescue'

Rescue Line Length: 25m (actual throwing length)

  • Large plastic grab handles. Can be removed in accordance with the clean line principle.
  • 10mm HT Polypropylene float linear breaking load > 1750kg.
  • Nylon funnel neck to make throwing easy and repacking quick.
  • Foam filled liner to ensure that the bag floats even in highly aerated water.
  • Reinforced base to take the strain in a typical rescue situation.
  • Easily packed neck closure system to avoid accidental opeing and easy to use with cold hands.
  • Hard wearing Cordura® outer tag shows the length of rope and breaking strain - useful if someone else uses the bag.
  • Reinforced inside seams.
    Fabric: 500D Cordura® Nylon, cord grips, 25mm webbing, reinforced inside seams. Colour: Blue and florescent yellow bag. Red and yellow high visibility rope.
Our thanks to Chris Williams, Ian Garland, Paul Brougham and Marc Ross for their donations towards these ropes.

Total number: 12
Received with thanks.

Rescue Floating Rope 11mm

Requested by: 'Swift Water Rescue'

A rope with similar properties to low-stretch (abseil) rope, but constructed differently, the Aqua Tech is a low stretch rope with a polyamide sheath for abrasion and frictional heat resistance, but with a polypropylene core to make the rope light enough to float. Thus this rope will not sink to the bottom of pools - an essential safety factor when dealing with swift water. 



Total number: 3
Received with thanks.

Palm 800 BA195

Requested by: 'Swift Water Rescue'

The Rescue 800 is a benchmark specialist Swiftwater Rescue PFD designed for the swiftwater rescue community. This high floatation jacket provides all round body protection from impacts. Flotation includes 80 Newtons of positive buoyancy for Go Tow rescues or accidental swims. The high density foam flotation also provides a high degree of insulation to the body core and reduced risk of hypothermia on cold weather call outs. The key design feature of the Rescue 800 is the rescue harness which is both releasable and will accommodate a cowtail to enable self attachment. It's high visibility design and multi sizing capacity makes it ideal for use as part of the specialist equipment required by the rescue professional.

  • Cordura Construction
  • Airex buoyancy foam
  • Hi-Vis Red with reflective markings
  • Sizing: Small - Medium, Large to XL and XXL

We would like to thank Richard Laxen for donating this item.



Total number: 12
Received with thanks.

Manual Fill Water Boiler

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'

We all know that everything can be solved with the aid of a good cuppa. When we are working or training at Oggie base we all love a cuppa to sustain us and generally a domestic kettle is fine. However when there is a big rescue or a large group on training the humble kettle does not match up to the job in hand and that's where a water boiler will come to the rescue. It is ideal for countertop use in most catering establishments so it should fit right in at Oggie base. Fully welded stainless steel construction for easy cleaning and greater hygiene. Durable and robust for long working life. What could be more appropriate for all those situations requiring a hot cuppa at the end of a job.



Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Cross cut shredder

Requested by: 'Communications'
Most of the paperwork we generate is confidential to say the least and therefore we shred as much as we can, as soon as we can. Sadly our existing Shredder is no more and we are left to tearing and burning to ensure all our information is destroyed. With a busy operations room downstairs and one upstairs for when things get very busy it would be good to replace our shredders with something more substantial than the domestic ones we had before. If you can help out then it really would make a big difference to us and the way we operate.

We would like to thank Caroline Warren for the purchase of this item.

Total number: 2
Received with thanks.

Stainless steel flask / cup

We would like to equip each active member with such a flask/cup, with 10 held at base for taking on callouts for casualties.


Donations have been received to purchase this item. Many thanks



Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Multi-fuel stove

After a wet, cold night out on a rescue it is nice to come back to base to be greeted by a warm fire to dry out and recover around.The stove will adequately heat our crew room and can burn a variety of fuels.

We have received donations to purchase this item. Many thanks

The photo shows the stove installed and working in our crew room.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Plain paper fax machine

This has kindly been donated by Bentek.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

LCD projector

This item has kindly been purchased for the team. The purchaser has the following message.

'From those who miss Richard Elliott, who continues to project his rays of light to help others who share his passion'.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Computer chairs

We tend to end up with cast-off chairs that nobody wants anymore (normally for a good reason). We would like to equip our computer desks with some suitable chairs.

Kindly donated by Mr Paul Hooper which Paul did not realise are also in the team colours of blue and orange.



Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Lightweight defibrillator

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'

Access AED is the smallest and lightest full energy AED available. The Access AED 's main selling point is its compact size and portability.

This has kindly been donated by Sarah Chidwick and her HBOS colleagues.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Bench seat

We would like to place a bench seat in front of base for the use of visitors (and base ops on a sunny day). This one is made from recycled plastic. More details here

This has kindly been donated by Fred South



Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Pulse oximeter

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
A pulse oximeter allows our first aiders to measure the amount of oxygen in a casualty's blood along with the pulse. It is a very useful diagnostic instrument and this unit has a small size and weight ideal for our working environment.

We would like to thank Fred South for donating this item.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Color laser printer

We would like to equip our 'Ops Room' with a colour laser printer for producing documentation that is water proof for use on the mountains during operations.

We would like to thank " Third Sundays Walking Group, Dublin" for the purchase of this item.

28 May 2008

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

White board

We often use white boards or flip charts when planning searches in remote locations. Ours are starting to fall apart so it is time to renew.

We would like to thank "Third Sundays Walking Group, Dublin" for the purchase of this item.

28 May2008

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Lifelike training mannequin

Requested by: 'Casualty Care'
This is a lifelike mannequin used for our first aid training. It has 'real life' proportions

We would like to thank Jonathan Wilkes of 333 for the purchase of this item.

2 September 2008

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Webcam

Requested by: 'Information Technology'
We currently run a webcam at Bryn Poeth (Oggie Base) which proves to be a great asset to us and visitors to our area alike. Sadly our current setup is nearing the end of its life expectancy and requires replacement. We would like to set up several webcams around Oggie Base offering a variety of views, from Tryfan to Pen yr Ole Wen and back along the Ogwen Valley to Capel Curig. To do this we need to invest in a series of new wireless cameras, idealy with one that has night time capability to show what is happening in real time all along the Ogwen Valley.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.

Native mountain flower seed

Requested by: 'Housekeeping'
We now have a 'sheep proof' fence around the front part of our base and have sown mountain seeds that fit in with the surrounding area. The seed mix is RE7 Mountain Mix @ £65 per kg. 1kg.

Total number: 1
Received with thanks.