We wanted to support a local charity and decided on Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (aka SULSAR). It is a 100% voluntary specialist search team which helps the emergency services find missing vulnerable adults and children.
They are on-call 24 hours a day, with a team of 30+ people to respond across Suffolk and surrounding areas. SULSAR is a registered charity and therefore relies solely on donations and sponsorship. Although members are volunteers they require specialist equipment and therefore donations are vital. All of their members are volunteers, and none of them get paid for their time, fuel or expenses. They also buy a lot of their own kit, so lets help them out, by buying a ticket to IpSwing!
Lowland Rescue teams specialise in finding missing people using foot-teams and dog-teams, often over large areas of wilderness and without knowing where the casualty is to begin with.
Oh, and the organiser’s son is one of the volunteers!