Today SARA has transitioned to being a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (‘Charity CIO’). This is a type of organisation which has been available since 2013 and allows the organisation itself to enter into contracts and hold property, rather than doing it in the names of the Trustees, and gives its members limited liability in the same was as being a limited company does for employees. Many other charities have already made this switch. Nothing is changing about what we do or how we do it, and we remain an organisation which is 100% volunteers. You’ll probably just notice that we have a new Charity Number, 1193634, which we will be using from now on.
We are now looking for suitably high calibre individuals from outside of SARA to join our Board of Trustees. If you would consider using your skills and experience to support voluntary search and rescue services as a SARA Trustee, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for a recruitment pack.