Circuit Project June 2016 - December 2017
Webteam: 13th May 2017 9:00am
Cheshire Search And Rescue (CSAR) is a team of unpaid volunteers who are on call 24 hours per day, 365 days per year and are ready to deploy in any weather. They receive no government funding whatsoever, but need to be well trained and equipped to operate effectively and safely. Last year they were called out 39 times to assist Cheshire and North Wales police and other statutory emergency services. They are proud members of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue and also train and work with local Mountain Rescue teams.
Cheshire Search and Rescue Team was formed following the disappearance of a teenage girl in 2004 and started as a group of community spirited individuals with little more than high visibility jackets and torches. Their work has expanded with the recognition of the value of such help for finding more quickly vulnerable people who could injure themselves, need medication or be exploited. A search can end with a need to rescue, and response time can be critical.
The team is mainly called out to assist in the search for missing or vulnerable people across Cheshire and North Wales, and so it needs equipment and training to professional standards to deal with situations in towns and cities, forest and mountainside, flat plains and waterways.
Recently the team has searched for a missing 3 year old child at 6.30 in the morning, a man missing in Delamere Forest in the middle of the night and a vulnerable adult who was found 3 hours later.
The Circuit has chosen CSAR as its project for 2016-7 as CSAR's work reflects our Christian commitment to care for the vulnerable, and the dedication of the unpaid volunteers and what they manage to achieve with second-hand vehicles and limited equipment is impressive. CSAR is dependent on donations to maintain and replace vehicles and worn or damaged equipment, and these are key to the ability to respond and the time it takes to effect a search. It may be that it's someone we know that goes missing and the CSAR team turns out to locate and rescue.
Each church is being asked to help raise as much money as possible to support this very worthwhile work.
Total raised so far (12th August 2017) is about £6,500
Saturday 23rd September 10am — 1pm Coffee Morning with Bring & Buy at Helsby MC. Home-made cakes and scones available — all welcome.
Saturday 23rd September 7pm at Hoole MC in the Church Hall
Auction of Promises. More details & Tickets (£5 — £3 concessions)
from Kay Goodwin 01244 313826 who will also be pleased to receive any promises.
Saturday 14th October Quiz Night at Caldy Valley 7pm — See separate article.
Wesley Church Centre CH1 1DA — Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts
September 26th Kell Wind Trio (Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon)
Retiring Collection in aid of Wesley Church Centre
Saughall MC CH1 6EN — Wednesday Coffee Morning — All Welcome
Tarvin MC CH3 8EE — Soup Lunch at Tarvin is the second and fourth Thursdays of the month
from September to May. There is no charge but donations are welcome. All profits go
to charity. Last year they were split equally between Compassion: a charity through which we support the education of two children in Guatemala, Tarporley Hospital and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.