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SWLLC Safety Cover for Pershore River Festival 2018

On the 21/7/18 SWLLC & Lancaster Search and Rescue teams provided both water safety cover and First Aid for the Pershore River Festival. This annual event consisted of a vast array of things to do for all those who attended both on the riverside and on the river itself.

For the safety teams, the day started with an early morning with collection and preparation of two IRB'S, Trauma bags and event shelters. Throughout the day, the teams provided assistance to individuals both on the river and members of the public of land. First Aid was administered to a Pediatric patient who suffered a facial laceration as well as coordinating a Search & Rescue operation for a missing persons who was swiftly re-united to family members.

This patrol also consisted of undertaking multiple demonstrations to members of the public in order to showcase the teams and rescue craft capability. This event also provided the perfect opportunity for the club to hold the naming ceremony for our new Flood Rescue craft - Win Summerton II. This was poignant for all long standing members of SWLLC who's actions initiated the foundations of SWLLC over 40 years ago.

The SWLLC fundraising team completed a wonderful job in raising crucial funds for the club, by hosting a cake sale at the River Festival. By doing this this allows the club to continue to provide drowning prevention training for young children, as well as to provide support for SWLLC National Search & Rescue capabilities.

Many thanks goes to Adrian Mayhew, Luke Haines, Kieran Russell, Chloe Bigg, Lancaster S&R team members - Alex Bowden, Thom Nicholl and Gary Cowan, Abbi Jones, Georgina, Alice, Ellen, Clara and Rosie Forson, Cathy, Ethan Richards, Tom Clifford, Lucy Inett and Sam Perkins for volunteering their time in order to provide safety cover for this event. Also a huge thank you to all who donated cakes for the stall.

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