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Cornwall Search & Rescue Team receives support from the C100

6 December 2016


Cornwall Search & Rescue Team received £1,000 from the business club of the Cornwall Community Foundation towards new rescue equipment. C100 members Kati Bawden from Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd, and Wayne Rundle from Acorn Blue visited the project.

Cornwall Search and Rescue Team is a registered charity that provides a search and rescue service for missing, lost and injured people 24/7, 365 days a year across the whole of inland Cornwall. The team also operates a specialist mine rescue team which covers the disused workings across the county. The team attends around 50 searches each year. Many of these will be for missing vulnerable people and will involve working alongside other emergency services. The team is an integral part of the emergency services in Cornwall, having close working arrangements with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police.

The team is made up entirely of volunteers who give their time to attending call outs and essential training freely. They work with 70 volunteers who operate from two separate bases located in East and West Cornwall. Members of the Cornwall 100 Club visited the East Cornwall base at St Dennis.

Kati Bawden said “What a privilege for Cornwall Glass and Glazing to be able to contribute something towards such a worthy cause. The dedication and commitment of the Search and Rescue Team volunteers we met today was amazing! They are like the unsung, secret emergency service for Cornwall. How reassuring to know that they are there for everyone when they are needed. What a selfless group of people they are. Here’s to their efforts getting the recognition they truly deserve.”

Wayne Rundle from Acorn Blue said “I was very grateful to be able to see where the allocation of money was being spent. It was also good to see how much effort goes into the volunteers’ work and the equipment that is used in what is a very demanding role when called upon.”

Jenny Pickles, Fundraising Trustee of Cornwall Search & Rescue Team, said "To be able to help return lost, vulnerable or distressed people of all ages safely back to their families and loved ones, and to help provide professional medical support to injured casualties is why I belong to CSRT. I am immensely proud to be part of such professional and dedicated team made up entirely of volunteers giving up their spare time."

The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF has invested a total of £36,706 into 25 community projects in 2016, this is a record number of supported organisations by the C100 in a year.