South Lakes MP Tim Farron is appealing to local people to sign up as Trustees for the Bay Search and Rescue service, following a recent visit to the charity.
Bay Search and Rescue was set up 17 years ago, and provides search and rescue services in Morecambe Bay, as well as in some inland areas of Lancashire and Cumbria. The charity received a Royal visit in June from HRH The Duke of Kent, in recognition of the group’s work during the December floods.
The charity is now looking to recruit trustees who can contribute an area of expertise to help the organisation in the future. Anybody interested in the role should contact the organisation’s Chairman Adrian Swenson via email on: [email protected]
The organisation has an operational team of 20, with vehicles and boats based at Flookburgh and Milnthorpe, as well as Hagglund all-terrain vehicles based at two fire stations. The organisation’s funding comes entirely from grants, donations and income from their two shops.
Tim said: “It was great to visit Bay Search and Rescue and get more of an insight into their work. The charity provides an invaluable service to the local area, as their fantastic efforts during last winter’s floods showed. Lives are saved, countless more people rescued from danger, as a result of the dedication and expertise of the organisation’s team. The charity is now looking for Trustees who will be able to support their work, and I’d encourage any local people with relevant skills and experience to contact Bay Search and Rescue.”