Help us to rescue you
Cheshire Search and Rescue team is a registered charity and receives no government funding whatsoever. All of the members are volunteers and receive no pay or expenses and members even pay monthly subs towards the running costs. Members receive a Keela Search and Rescue jacket, fleece and T-shirt once they have completed their probationary period but supply the rest of their personal kit themselves.
Photo taken by our supporters and friends at Cheshire Life Magazine
The specialist equipment that we use has been bought with money raised with the fantastic support from the residents and business’s of Cheshire and beyond. Sometimes specific items have been bought and donated to the team.
Stretcher and Vacuum Mattress (left) donated by the friends and family of John Lawton.
It is vital that we have the kit that we are trained to use and without it we would be arguably be a Search but not Rescue team. There would be limited benefit from us searching for a missing walker in Delamere Forest who has suffered a heart attack if we can’t treat them with Oxygen from our BTACC medical bag (cost £1000.00), have a defibrillator on standby (cost £2000.00) and transport them to an ambulance at the nearest accessible road in a basket stretcher (cost £2400.00), casualty bag (cost £500.00) and 4x4 ambulance (cost £45,000.00).
Team member Damian receiving a cheque from long term supporter Tata Chemicals.
It costs £50.00 per day just to run the team and the specialist equipment
that we use needs replacing periodically when it comes to the end of its
serviceable life. There are many ways of helping the team to operate and
fund essential equipment such as supporting one of our fundraising initiatives
or by sponsoring a specific item on our wish list.
To donate to the team text CSAR01 £2 to 70070