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Kent Search And Rescue

Member of Lowland Rescue Charity No. 1091181


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Aviva Community Fund is back!

KSAR are pleased to announce that we have applied to the Aviva Community Fund to fund 2 projects close to our hearts. The scheme is simple. Registered users vote on various competing charity projects and the winning projects receive the money.

KSAR won funding 2 years ago for our bike team which funded the cost of rechargeable lights. These are in use, helping the bike team stay safe and be more efficient, whilst doing off road and long distance fast searches and fast deployments of vital first aid and safety equipment to other members of the KSAR team.

This year we are applying for awards to fund two projects. The team aim to buy high-power search lights which will enable KSAR's bike and water teams work effectively as we roll out our KSAR Safe & Dry campaign. "SAFE & DRY" is a safety campaign being launched to help prevent alcohol-related drownings. In 2016, an estimated 300 people lost their lives in accidental drownings, with a significant number of these tragedies occurring late at night involving young men who had been out drinking.

Our second award aims to fund KSAR Team Welfare. Kent Search and Rescue would not exist without the dedication of its members - all unpaid volunteers - who spend countless hours (at their own expense) to provide their rescue services to the people of Kent. Welfare items we will fund include gazebos, lighting, generator, hot drinks facilities, seating, etc - to be used on prolonged searches and training exercises.

Each AVIVA community award needs 1000 votes and you get 10 votes per person to use. To win an award we have to be in the first 200 applicant organisations to reach this target.

To support KSAR, please visit and register there to vote before the 24th. Then on the morning of the 24th, as soon as you can after 9am, log in and give us your 10 votes. We’ll post a reminder here the night before and the award names so you can find our page to place your votes.

Thanks for helping the volunteers at Kent Search and Rescue help the communities of Kent.
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Kent Search and Rescue is a member unit of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (Lowland Rescue).

At a local level Kent Search and Rescue have established an excellent relationship with the Kent Police Authority and great links with Kent Ambulance ServiceKent Fire Service and HM Coastguard.

Kent Search and Rescue is registered with the Kent Voluntary Sector Emergency Group (KVSEG).

Our volunteer members are spread throughout Kent and sometimes beyond, giving us the broadest level of cover across the county.

We are always looking to recruit more volunteers as Kent is a large county and local knowledge can be extremely helpful for a successful search.

Registered Charity No. 1091181 Kent Search And Rescue (Lowland) - view Charities Commission listing


Lowland Rescue is a charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing persons.

Lowland Rescue's national role is to coordinate adequate arrangements for Search and Rescue services in the Lowland areas of the United Kingdom.

Community Initiative - At Risk of Going Missing Form

Community work for Kent Search & Rescue is about reaching out to and working with the community through campaigns and programmes to help members of the public prepare for a member of the family or loved one possibly getting lost, taking all steps to preventing this in the first place and to provide peace of mind.

This form is to be used by carers to keep key details and information of the person they care for, which will be invaluable to them, Kent Police and indeed ourselves to help us find them should they go missing. View Form>

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