Friday, 24th February, 2017, saw the official “launch” of KSAR’s new mobile Incident Control Unit at Kent Police Headquarters in Maidstone. The vehicle became operational a week before and played an integral part in a life-saving search on its very first day, followed by three further searches in the space of five days! 14 months of fundraising to replace >>Read the full article…
Two generous donations were gratefully received in December: £2000 towards our new Search Control Vehicle from the Inman Charitable Trust and £50 from a raffle held by Hasland Dance Studios in Herne Bay. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Some of the team enjoyed a chilly day on (and in) the River Stour at Wye, recently, for Flood Rescue and Bank Search training using some of the kit purchased with a donation by South East Water. Pictures courtesy of Ady Kerry/SE Water – click to “go large”:
KSAR were delighted to welcome the Shipping Minister, John Hayes MP, to West Hythe Leisure Park, Kent, this morning. The Minister came to see our new rescue boats and didn’t hesitate when offered the chance to don a pfd (personal flotation device) and take to the water. As he was enjoying it so much, we >>Read the full article…
The incredible students at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone really are serious fundraisers. They presented us with a cheque for £2157.66 on Friday, having raised over £47000 in total for several Kent charities. Many thanks to you all!
Customers at the Maidstone branch of the Chelsea Building Society voted for KSAR to receive a donation of £300. Thank you to everyone who voted!
Yesterday saw members of SMARTS – Sittingbourne Martial Arts – holding a kicking and punching challenge as part of their black belt gradings, with funds being raised in support of KSAR. A total of over £700 was raised – WELL DONE & THANK YOU!
Canterbury’s Cotswold Outdoor store was recently approached by Friday Filmworks to use the store during filming. All was agreed with the “fee” being a donation to KSAR and two other charities and a cheque for £500 was presented today by store manager Steve Male. A very big “thank you” to all concerned.
We love “working” at outdoor events and can be found on Saturday 16th April at the “Dirty Dozen Races” on the Hole Park Estate, near Cranbrook. Some of KSAR’s Water Search Teams will be using kayaks, canoes, PFDs, dry-suits and throw-lines (as well as flasks of steaming hot coffee for personal consumption) to make sure competitors safely >>Read the full article…
Kent Search and Rescue have been recognised by The High Sheriff of Kent with an award for “valuable contribution to the community”. The presentation at County Hall, Maidstone, saw the team receive a framed certificate and a cheque for £350. Thank you to William Alexander, The High Sheriff of Kent.