Team Members will no doubt be saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mick Day who was deeply involved in caving at both local and national levels [SWCC & NCA/BCA]. Mick was also involved with Cave Rescue back in the 1980s, including the 3 day rescue of Tim Flannagan  from Southern Stream Passage in Agen Allwedd, as well as several others. Judy, his wife was one of the original Soup Dragons which provided mass catering and fund raising for rescue.

Caitlin, Mick's daughter has emailed the Team, including a link to the 'Muchloved' site which shows a Tribute to Mick. This includes photographs and also links which enable donations to be made to the SMWCRT & Amnesty International, charities that Mick felt very passionately about. Donations may be made via the 'Muchloved' link or by the Donate button on this page. We as a Team extend our heartfelt condolences to Judy, Cait and Ceiny.


You may have heard that we lost our brilliant, cantankerous, loyal, funny, frustrating, gentle husband and dad, Mick Day on Sunday 13 September.

Dad had struggled with Vascular problems for quite a few years - he had a pacemaker fitted nearly 20 years ago. However, since Christmas he began to visibly deteriorate and was showing clear signs of vascular dementia. Two weeks ago that decline was markedly accelerated and he passed on Sunday 13 September with his family around him. While it's devastating it was equally tough to watch the dimming of that exceptional mind.

Mum is obviously devastated and not really engaging yet.

In these oddest of times funerals are restricted in numbers and it will be invitation only but we will be arranging a live stream online for anyone who wishes to join us. We are also having to wait a little while for details of exactly when it will be, but will share details when we know.

I have set up a memories site where people can leave a message, a story or upload a photograph. In time, I hope to make a memory book for Mum as she negotiates her own dementia journey and for his beloved Grandchildren Tahnee, Huw and Aidan. If you would like you can also make an online donation in his memory on the site - either to Cave Rescue or Amnesty International - two organisations he was passionate about.

Or you can e-mail using This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by post to Caitlin Bones, Bryn Ayr, Brecon Road, Pen-y-Cae, SA9 1FA.

With kindest regards,

Judy, Cait and Ceiny