Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

Cheer for Good

30 November 2017  |  News  |  , , , , ,

Wiltshire Search and Rescue is delighted to be chosen as one of 210 charities around the UK as part of Starbucks Cheer for Good campaign!

We’re going to receive £500 of much needed donated money as a result which we’re really thrilled about. We receive no statutory funding and all our team members are volunteers. We do everything ourselves from fundraising outside supermarkets to applying for local grants, so it’s fantastic to have been chosen.

However, we could turn that £500 into £2,500 with your help! It couldn’t be simpler. The 30 charities out of the 210 who make the most noise on Neighbourly and on Twitter between now and 20th December will win the money. So please do get cheering and help us on our way.

Take a look at our Neighbourly page and comment, like or share our posts.

Hop over to our Twitter page and send us a tweet @wiltshireSAR and use #cheerforgood when you do

Thank you for your support.

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2016-29 Callout Warminster

Saturday 13th August 2016

Called out at 09:05 by Wiltshire Police to search for an elderly lady with dementia.

Lady located safe and well and Team stood down at 16:00.

Good attendance despite WILSAR resources being split due to a fundraising commitment elsewhere in Wiltshire.

Wessex Model & Toy Collectors donate

4 February 2016  |  News  |  , , , ,

This week WILSAR were thrilled to receive a £1000 cheque from the Wessex Model and Toy Collectors Club. The cheque was presented to WILSAR Team Leader, Terry Thomas, by outgoing WMTC Chairman, Doug Male. WILSAR were lucky enough to be selected by the group as one of their chosen charities for the year along with a local children’s hospice. This essential donation will be used to update emergency medical equipment for the Team.

Terry WMTC cheque

Wessex Model Toy Collectors’ Charity Night

2 December 2015  |  News  |  , , , , ,

Tuesday 1st December 2015

Three WILSAR volunteers attended the Wessex Model Toy Collecters’ annual charity night at The Kings Arms in Melksham. The club, co-founded by WILSAR’s own Kendo White, has been running for over 30 years and nominated WILSAR as one of their charities for this year.

The evening included a buffet, quiz and a charity auction in which WILSAR’s Mark and Charlie both beat fierce competition to win model cars and books! The evening’s takings will be added to monies raised throughout the year and a cheque presentation is planned for early 2016. Thank you WMTC!!!

Wessex Model Toy Collectors' charity evening

Wessex Model Toy Collectors' charity evening

Volunteers’ Week 1st – 7th June 2015

A week in the life of WILSAR’s volunteers…

Wednesday – Team training, fitness check, 5 Mile walk in under 2 hours.

Searchers need to be fit enough to cope with the physical and mental pressure placed upon them during live searches.

WILSAR fitness training - 3 June 2015

WILSAR fitness training - 3 June 2015

WILSAR fitness training - 3 June 2015

Thursday – Callout in Wroughton, MisPer found by Police prior to Team deployment.

This happens often but the Team treat every search as an emergency so kit will have been prepared and boots will have been donned!

http://wilsar.org.uk/2015-23-callout-wroughton/

Friday to Sunday – Several members passing on their skills, teaching at UKLSI in Worcestershire.

Many of our volunteers have years’ worth of experience and are only too happy to pass it on by teaching within the Team or through the United Kingdom Lowland Search Institute. This weekend’s courses included Lowland Search Technician, Lowland Team Leader and Tracking.

UKLSI night search training

Saturday – Double booked! 5 volunteers displaying our control van and equipment at the Amesbury Show and 5 volunteers fundraising outside Sainsbury’s in Calne.

Community events are a brilliant way to engage with the public and get our name known and ‘Tin Rattles’ as we call them are an essential part of funding the Team’s running costs. Thanks to Amesbury’s junior paddlers who donated £20 as a thankyou for playing in our kayaks. Thanks also to generous shoppers in Calne who donated nearly £400 to WILSAR after talking to our volunteers outside Sainsbury’s.

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Although it was National Volunteers’ Week, this wasn’t an unusual one for us. Training, fundraising, community events are all just as much a part of being a WILSAR volunteer as the callouts and searching. We couldn’t do one without the other so please like, share and follow us and if you’d like to thank us for the good work we do then an on-line donation is always very welcome!

www.wilsar.org.uk/FACEBOOK

www.wilsar.org.uk/TWITTER

www.wilsar.org.uk/DONATE

Generous Shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Melksham

26 October 2014  |  News  |  , ,

Sunday 26th October 2014. A big thank you to the generous shoppers of Sainsbury’s in Melksham for their kind donations to WILSAR totalling £283. We rely on public donations such as this to keep the team running effectively and at a high state of readiness. Thank you also to Sainsbury’s for use of their store foyer.

Our volunteers enjoy talking with the public and happily give their time to make fundraising events possible, as well as being available for training and callouts. A big thank you to them too.

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, fundraising and other news, visit our Website, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or e-mail our PR Officer.

Kind Donation from The Calley Arms, Hodson

18 October 2014  |  News  |  ,

Saturday 18th October 2014. Thank you to former team member Niall Jones, landlady Claire Baker and customers of The Calley Arms at Hodson, near Swindon, for their very kind donation of £329. Raised over the past six months during their very popular pub quizzes, donations are made to various local charities and we are very grateful to have been selected again. Thank you Niall for doing such a brilliant job.

Read about The Calley Arms at www.calley-arms.co.uk

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, fundraising and other news, visit our Website, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or e-mail our PR Officer.

Shoppers’ Generosity at Sainsbury’s in Calne

16 August 2014  |  News  |  , ,

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th August 2014. A big WILSAR thank you to the generous shoppers of Sainsbury’s in Calne for their kind donations totalling £641. We rely on public donations such as this to keep the team running effectively and at a high state of readiness. Thank you also to Sainsbury’s for use of their store foyer.

Our volunteers enjoy talking with the public and happily give their time to make fundraising events possible, as well as being available for training and callouts. A big thank you to them too.

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, fundraising and other news, visit our Website, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or e-mail our PR Officer.

Lots of News Added to the Website

23 May 2014  |  News  | 

Friday 23rd May 2014. Having launched our very popular Facebook and Twitter social media sites over the past few months — thanks to everyone for all the great comments and tremendous support — we’ve now added lots of news to the website:

Chippenham and District Wheelers Support WILSAR

Seend Community Centre Fundraising for WILSAR

WILSAR Attend Emergency Services Show Presentation

TomTom Lead the Way

Running and Fundraising for WILSAR

Front Page of West Country Life Magazine!

WILSAR Flood Response Team Training

Samaritans Charity Visit WILSAR Training Evening

Seend Community Centre Swishing for WILSAR

Generous Shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Calne

Team Tom Running for WILSAR at Bath Half Marathon

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, fundraising and other news, please visit us online at:

Media and press enquiries invited to pr@wilsar.org.uk

Fundraising and sponsorship opportunities welcomed at fundraising@wilsar.org.uk

Lots more coming so check back soon and in the meantime a very big thank you for your interest in Wiltshire Search and Rescue. Registered Charity No 1095994.

Chippenham and District Wheelers Support WILSAR

22 May 2014  |  News  |  ,

Thursday 22nd May 2014. Each year, Chippenham and District Wheelers support a charity in the local area for the period of one year. Anything they do fundraising-wise in that period will be given to one beneficiary.

We are proud to announce that this year Chippenham Wheelers chose WILSAR and we are very grateful as we can only continue to operate thanks to public donations and Team fundraising. Last year they supported Wiltshire Air Ambulance – Air Support Unit and raised over £1,500 for them.

We look forward to meeting you at some of your events later this year.

Read more about Chippenham and District Wheelers at www.chippenhamwheelers.org

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, fundraising and other news, visit our Website, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter or e-mail our PR Officer.