Posted in Donation, Fundraising, News, Wyre Forest on November 29th, 2013 by Robert Jervis – Be the first to comment
Sainsburys Kidderminster have now raised a massive £7000!
They have done this by holding a Bingo night, a blind raffle, a bag packing event, Teddy and Book sale and are working towards their next fundraising event. This will allow people to fill a bag of unwanted clothes which will be weighed in for the charity. Our thanks go to all the staff and customers at Sainsburys Kidderminster.
Posted in Fundraising, News, Wyre Forest on November 18th, 2013 by Chris Broughton – Be the first to comment
On 14th December 2013 the crew of the Wyre Forest Rescue Station will be climbing the equivalent height of the three highest peaks in the UK. That’s Ben Nevis at 1344m, Snowdon at 1085m and Scarfell Pike at 978m which combined make a whopping 3407m rock climb!
Throughout this challenging fundraising event the team will be heavily supported by Wolf Mountain Indoor Climbing Centre, Wolverhampton who are providing the crew with access to their fantastic facilities and equipment.
The volunteer crew of the Wyre Forest Rescue Station, located in Kidderminster will be at the climbing centre from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Memebers of the public are invited along to meet the crew, learn about their vital role and enquire about volunteering within our organisation as an operational crew member or a supporter of SARA who assist with our fundraising.
To show your support for one of the largest independent lifeboat organisations in the UK, you can donate securely via Just Giving by clicking here. Alternatively you can text SARA73 £2, £5 or £10 to 70070.
Posted in Fundraising, News, Wyre Forest on November 10th, 2013 by Robert Jervis – Be the first to comment
‘Severn Area Rescue Association’ (SARA) plays an important role in assisting WMAS when it comes to river rescues and flood alerts. It is not easy to fund an increasingly expensive operation like SARA so when Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster stepped forward the organisation was overjoyed. To mark the business link between SARA and their sponsor Sainsbury’s, the store was presented with a Business Support Award by West Midlands Ambulance Service. Steve Bradley from SARA assisted with the presentation.
Store Manager Kevin Healey and Charity Liaison Staff Helen Bower and Samantha Buckley all photoed. (Photo Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service)
Posted in Fundraising, News, Wyre Forest on October 24th, 2013 by Robert Jervis – Be the first to comment
We would like to thank the team at Sainsburys in Kidderminster and their customers. They have raised a massive £5000 since June, when they chose SARA as their charity partner!
Thank you so much for your support!
Posted in News, Tewkesbury on October 17th, 2013 by Tom Keeling – Be the first to comment
Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) are advising all boaters to ensure they carry out thorough maintenance following three emergency call outs to the same boat in as many days. Both SARA and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) sent water rescue teams on Tuesday and Thursday last week to a craft suffering loss of engines due to leaking fuel, on the River Severn in Gloucestershire. The craft was found drifting downstream towards Gloucester with the lone occupant stranded aboard.
Further temporary repairs made by the owner failed on two separate occasions, leaving SARA and GFRS no choice but to tow the craft off the river to the safety of Gloucester Docks on Thursday morning.
Tom Keeling, Station Manager at SARA Tewkesbury said “we responded twice at our highest level of response given that the craft was out of control, the owner was alone and not well equipped. The craft had lost engines following a diesel fuel leak, which also presented an environmental and fire risk. As a result, our colleagues at GFRS not only mobilised water rescue teams, but support units and environmental protection teams. This was a wholly avoidable situation, and while we are proud to have carried out successful rescues, effective maintenance could have prevented this”.
Graham Watts is Manager of the Boat Safety Scheme, a public safety initiative that requires boats to undergo four-yearly Mot-style inspection with a view to preventing fire and explosion. He advised owners to keep a routine eye on all their boat’s systems and never let any problems ride. A small glitch can so easily develop into serious issues without an owner realising.
“Not maintaining fuel systems and ignoring simple faults like fuel leaks can lead to breakdowns or fires, both of which in some circumstances can place more than the boat crew at risk” More information about boat safety can be found at www.boatsafetyscheme.com. Graham Watts, Manager of the Boat Safety Scheme
SARA signed a strategic alliance with GFRS in 2011 that sees the Tewkesbury branch based alongside GFRS at Gloucestershire Water Rescue Centre at Tewkesbury Fire Station. This recent incident highlights the importance of close working and demonstrates the positive outcomes possible.