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!

The Clarke Trophy

The Association of Kent Cricket Clubs (AKCC), Sevenoaks Division, chose KSAR as their Charity of the Year and organised a cricket competition, The Clarke Trophy, in our honour. A cheque for £400 was gratefully received at the venue, Sevenoaks Vine CC.

Team KSAR & The Glencoe Challenge

A dozen KSAR members managed to complete the Glencoe Challenge at the weekend and several managed to climb Ben Nevis the following day! Well done, peeps, you have raised over £2500 with your efforts!

Cornwallis Freemasons Grant

A grant of £2500 towards our new Search Control Vehicle was issued by Cornwallis East Kent Freemasons last week. Thank you very much for your generosity – the vehicle will be operational later in the year…

Chislet Bowls Club & The KSAR Trophy

A very enjoyable day was had yesterday at Chislet Bowls Club, Canterbury, where various Kent clubs played for the biennial KSAR Trophy. Proceeds for the day were presented in the form of a cheque for £800. Thank you all!

“Team Mallet” Running for KSAR

One of our members, his brother and three mates are going to run in next year’s Brighton Marathon to help raise funds for Kent Search and Rescue. Collectively known as “Team Mallet”, they will take part in several smaller runs between now and then, starting with the Worthing 10km in June. Their fundraising page can be found >>Read the full article…

Cotswold Outdoor Film Donation

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 are extremely grateful for some recent substantial grants from various charitable trusts: Postcode Community Trust (People’s Postcode Lottery) Roger De Haan Charitable Trust Kent Community Foundation These funds will help us purchase and convert a much-needed, brand new Search Control Vehicle. THANK YOU!