Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

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.

Seend Community Centre Fundraising for WILSAR

21 May 2014  |  News  |  ,

Wednesday 21st May 2014. Seend Community Centre is donating to WILSAR the proceeds from the raffle at their Spring Barn Dance on Saturday 31st May. It’s open to all so go along and show your support while having a great night out too.

More details about Seend Community Centre can be found on their website at www.seendcommunitycentre.com

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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

WILSAR Attend Emergency Services Show Presentation

15 May 2014  |  News  |  ,

Thursday 15th May 2014. Last month organisers of The Emergency Services Show presented various charities with cheques from monies raised at last year’s show. WILSAR were thrilled to receive a cheque for £1,500!

We are great fans of the show and are really looking forward to attending again this September. Come along and meet us!

Photo from Emergency Services Show 2013 Cheque Presentation held on Tuesday 22 April, over £26,000 donated to charities and organisations which support the blue light services.

Photo courtesy of Wiltshire Gazette and Herald.

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More details about The Emergency Services Show can be found on their website at www.emergencyservicesshow.com

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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

Running and Fundraising for WILSAR

22 April 2014  |  News  | 

22nd April 2014. Big thanks from WILSAR to Andy Sambidge who recently ran the Bath Half Marathon to successfully raise £450 for our charity.

Andy was inspired to raise funds for WILSAR after our involvement in the search for Tom Edwards last year. He’s a friend of Tom’s brother, Will, whose team have also been doing some extraordinary fund-raising for us in Tom’s memory.

We really are grateful for all your efforts – thank you!

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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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

Seend Community Centre Swishing for WILSAR

25 March 2014  |  News  |  ,

25th March 2014. Thank you Seend Community Centre for supporting WILSAR with donations from last night’s Swishing Party. We hope you all found something to your liking!

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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

Generous Shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Calne

12 March 2014  |  News  | 

12th March 2014. Huge thanks to generous shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Calne this weekend for donating over £600 to WILSAR. We rely on public donations such as this to keep the team running effectively and at a high state of readiness.

Our volunteers enjoy engaging with the public and happily give up their time to make fundraising events possible as well as being available for training and live callouts, so big thanks to them too.

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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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

Team Tom Running for WILSAR at Bath Half Marathon

7 March 2014  |  News  | 

7th March 2014. Four of our volunteers including our Chair, Gail Leaman, went to Bath last weekend to support runners in the Bath Half Marathon. Team Tom has raised an astonishing amount for WILSAR and the Forever Friends Appeal at RUH Bath. Thank you all and well done!

Read more at This Is Wiltshire.

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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 contact our Public Relations Officer.

Seend Haircut Raises Funds

6 September 2013  |  News  |  ,

Friday 6th September 2013. Wiltshire Search and Rescue received some ‘fringe’ benefits on Friday evening when Seend’s Paul Waylen chose us as his selected charity. Paul, who cannot remember his last haircut, had his famous golden locks cut off for charity (and to look ten years younger!) Customers at Seend Community Centre and The Brewery Inn donated over £150 for Paul’s sacrifice. WILSAR thanks the Seend community for their continued support.

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, visit our website at www.wilsar.org.uk or contact our Public Relations Officer at pr@wilsar.org.uk

Seend Fundraising and Tug of War Success

10 August 2013  |  News  |  ,

On Saturday 10th August, 13 members volunteered to control car parking at the annual Seend Village Fete and to display our control van. WILSAR has been seen in and around Seend, both training and working, so this was a great opportunity to show the community who we are and what we do.

What we didn’t expect though was being ‘dragged’ (or roped!) into competing in the Tug of War. We saw off the team from The Brewery Inn to finish runners up to the Seend Community Centre team. If only we’d had our boots on!? It was a successful day at the end of which we’d raised £160 and a trophy (which we had to give back!)

For more information about WILSAR, including details of our callouts, visit our website at www.wilsar.org.uk or contact our Public Relations Officer at pr@wilsar.org.uk

Thank You Sainsbury’s Calne

3 August 2013  |  News  |  , ,

Saturday 3rd August 2013. Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) would like to say a big thank you to Sainsbury’s in Calne for the use of their store frontage to hold Saturday’s fundraising bucket collection. A big thank you also goes to Calne shoppers, residents and visitors alike, who kindly and very generously donated £438 towards our fundraising.

As a registered charity, WILSAR relies on its own fundraising, together with donations and sponsorship from the public and companies. For more information, including details of our callouts, visit our website at www.wilsar.org.uk or contact our Public Relations Officer at pr@wilsar.org.uk