Wheels Rolling on Project LandyPosted in Tewkesbury on May 30th, 2012 by Robert Jervis – Be the first to comment
Tewkesbury’s second vehicle acquisition is gathering momentum with fundraising nearly complete and the core vehicle purchased. SARA Tewkesbury last week collected a customised search and rescue Land Rover, purchased from Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT). The vehicle has now been delivered to SARA’s specialist repairer, Liveridge 4×4 for servicing and modifications to ensure the vehicle is suitable for SARA’s multiple rescue roles. ‘MRU11′ will then go for repaint and livery before going on-the-run in July.
MRU11 was an opportunity that came up while SARA Tewkesbury crew were training with CVSRT crew at a Mountain Rescue casualty care course. They had one to sell, Tewkesbury needed to buy, and thanks to the goodwill of CVSRT an affordable price was negotiated. Procuring this vehicle will eventually give SARA Tewkesbury the much-needed extra transport for boats and crew, effectively doubling the turn-out ability of the station. The vehicle will be based alongside other assets at Gloucestershire Water Rescue Centre, based in Tewkesbury.
Station Manager at Tewkesbury, Tom Keeling said:
“We are grateful to all our funders for enabling us to reach this milestone. Project Landy has taken a huge step forward in the last few weeks, and we couldn’t have done it without the help of CVSRT who were able to discount the vehicle cost in order to assist another Mountain Rescue Team. They were pleased to see the vehicle remaining in the Mountain Rescue world where they know it will continue to save lives.”
A full list of funders, along with additional information is available on the Project Landy Page.
CVSRT are based in West Yorkshire and have been established since 1965. Their main base is in Mytholmroyd, in the centre of the Calder Valley. They also have vehicle response posts at Copley in the Lower Valley, and Todmorden in the Upper Valley. More information is available at http://www.cvsrt.org.uk/