Donation from Golf Day and Darts Exhibition

NEWSAR is thrilled to receive a £650 donation from two sponsored events. David Jones, Chairman of Lyan Packaging sponsored a charity golf day held at Chester Golf Club, attended by 17 teams and a Darts exhibition evening by darting legends, John Lowe MBE and Dennis Priestley at Stiwt in Rhosllanerchrugog. The two events raised a total of £1,300 and this has been split between NEWSAR and the Wales Air Ambulance. Gerald Davison, Deputy Team Leader NEWSAR said, “This significant donation is gratefully received, thanks to everyone who took part in the events and raised such a fantastic sum for the team!” Andy Hopwood and Paul Harper from the North Wales Deaf Golf Society came to NEWSAR’s base to hand over the cheque to Fundraising Officer Gill Brailsford.
The money will be used to provide financial help towards the landrovers and fuel to keep the team running for the next six months. Some will be towards the cost of a stretcher wheel which will help us enormously when we have to carry casualties over long distances.

Pictured. NEWSAR Fundraising Officer Gill Brailsford accepting the £650 cheque from Andy Hopwood and Paul Harper from the North Wales Deaf Golf Society.

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New Cliff Rescue equipment

NEWSAR Team Members have taken delivery of a fantastic new Cliff Rescue Tripod thanks to a donation from the Mold based Bryn Gwalia Bowling Club Fund and help from R3 Safety & Rescue.

The Tripod is designed to allow a safer and more efficient configuration for cliff or quarry rescues. NEWSAR Equipment Officer Colin Martin explained the improvements, “The Rock Exotica Vortex Tripod will greatly increase the safety of team members at the all important point of maximum stress on the equipment when we first lower a rescuer over a cliff edge and allow for a very controlled insertion or recovery of a rescuer and a casualty and a stretcher.”.

NEWSAR Fundraising Officer Gill Brailsford said, “The grant from the Bryn Gwalia Bowling Club Fund and help from R3 Safety and Rescue Limited has allowed the team to purchase this equipment for use on rescues around Mold and beyond.”

Picture: Mark Ashley, NEWSAR Team Member, receiving the Vortex Tripod from Paul O’Sullivan, Managing Director, R3 Safety and Rescue Limited at their offices in Glyndyfrdwy.

Picture: Example of the tripod in use.

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An evening remembering Colin Purton

On Saturday night team members were invited to an evening in the White Lion in Hope where the community had come together to remember Colin Purton and raise money for NEWSAR. The team carried out extensive searches for Colin earlier this year.
With particular thanks to Castell Alun Cricket Club, The Flat Irons (band) and Phil and Jan at the White Lion.
A total of £321.00 was raised.

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Donation from Unite buys new defibrillator

A huge “thank you” to members of Unite the Union at Airbus, Broughton for their recent donation to the team. Team Leader Chris Griffiths said “The generosity of UNITE has enabled NEWSAR to purchase a second mini defibrillator, which means that both of our emergency response vehicles are now equipped with defibrillators and the team can treat those in need out in the field.”
The second picture shows just how small this device is, making perfect for our use in the hills and mountains.

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