charity given funding boost by town insurance firm
Higos Insurance Services is backing a voluntary search and rescue
service in the town with a donation.
Search & Rescue is an independent charity run by more than
20 volunteers who are on-call 24 hours a day and operate two life-saving
hovercrafts and inshore rescue boats.
charity's noticeboard, which was located on the northern end of
its seafront station building, had been in place for ten years
but was damaged beyond repair during a storm earlier this year.
noticeboard was used for updates each time BARB were called out,
which helped to spread awareness and safety information, as well
as promoting essential fundraising events.
the Higos Community Fund has donated £350 to BARB to cover
the cost of a new noticeboard.
Newman, BARB Chairman, said: "We are very grateful to Higos
for generously presenting us with this donation to enable the
purchase of a new noticeboard outside our hovercraft station.
It is hugely important to us in promoting the work of our charity,
informing passers-by about the latest rescues we have conducted,
and advertising fundraising events that are so crucial to a small
charity like us."
Franks of the Higos Community Fund commented: "We are thrilled
to help out such a fantastic local charity who have been called
out over 30 times already this year. We hope the new noticeboard
continues to help raise awareness and promote the great work of
the charity's dedicated volunteers."