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Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue


We need funds to buy equipment so we can help the police save the lives of those in danger on cliffs in floods and in difficult terrain.

Total received £1,409.81

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About this cause

ASSAR is a voluntary charity which helps those in danger on cliffs, in floods and on difficult terrain or those missing where specialist land search techniques are required. The charity responds when the Police Search and Rescue experts decide they, or the other emergency services lack the expertise and/or resource to search for or rescue members of the public who are in imminent danger. ASSAR is funded by voluntary donations, the operational area covers the old Avon and all Somerset, approximately 1800 square miles, and includes areas of dense population, forests, upland, rivers, quarries and two of the UKs highest cliffs - Avon and Cheddar Gorges. The beneficiaries of our service are the communities in the Avon and Somerset Area whose relations we seek to return to their families.

How this cause brings people in the community together

The Project for ASSAR is to continue operation to serve the community by renewing essential equipment and upgrade radios and a replacement cliff recuse vehicle. This will enable us to find the vulnerable and missing as well as returning deceased loved ones to their families. running costs are £15,000 per annul: shortfall of £3,000 replace radio stock which: cost is estimated at £20,000 ( £13,000 still to find). replacement vehicle for cliff rescue:cost about £20,000. Equipment for members currently to be trained for working in swift water with dry suits, helmets and life jackets, cost £800 per person, Total £4,500. Equipment for members being trained to operate as bank side support, cost £600 per person Total £7200. Equipment replacement for ropes, medical equipment: Cost £2,000