Rescue team earns support for radio kit from Thatchers Foundation

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 February 2017

Thatchers Foundation has donated to fundraising by the Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue for new digital radios. Trustee Mike Williamson pictured with members of the Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue.

Thatchers Foundation has donated to fundraising by the Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue for new digital radios. Trustee Mike Williamson pictured with members of the Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue.

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A North Somerset charity has made a donation to a group of life-saving volunteers to buy vital new radio gear.

Thatchers Foundation, a charity linked to Thatchers cider-makers, has given Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue £5,000 for digital equipment.

Rescue team chairman Chris Thring said: “Our volunteers provide a vital service in searching and rescuing from difficult ground.

“We rely on financial support to keep us going, and we are very grateful to Thatchers Foundation for their donation.”

Mike Williamson, of the foundation, added: “With the Mendips on our doorstep we are very aware of the commitment and dedication of the search and rescue volunteers.

“They deserve to have the most effective equipment to assist them in their challenging work.”

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