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SARAID respond to worsening situation in Philippines

Super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit land at 4.45am local time on 8th November and the total population in the worst affected areas is thought to be in the region of 18 million people with 2.5 million being in need of emergency food aid. A total of 944,590 families (4.3 million people) are affected by the Typhoon and about 7080% of the buildings in the area in the path of Haiyan in Leyte province were destroyed. This is preliminary data and is likely to change as more information becomes available - invariably the numbers are revised upward rather than downward.

We're sending a team to help. 
We are taking 500 Water Survival Boxes which includes a filtration pack + chlorine tablets, each box contains enough for a family of 4 for some 4 months plus essential survival items such as tarpaulin, cooking pots & equipment and basic tools. The cost of each survival box is £150 and we are doing this in partnership with the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge. We'll also be providing other humanitarian and Search and Rescue assistance whilst we're there. Our team members have left their families and day jobs in order to fly to the disaster zone and help those in very real need.

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Thank you St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School

The SARAID team would like to thank all the Staff and Pupils of St Thomas Becket Catholic Primary School, London for their support and generosity  to the team.

They have adopted SARAID as their charity  for the year and have raised £1325 for us by holding a number of fund-raising events which included:

A Talent show highlighting the skills and talent so many  of the staff and pupils  A playground bake sales selling cakes, bun, cup cakes and donuts which  was a complete sell out !  A Sponsored spelling competition which was very  successful due to the hard work and effort of the children learning and remembering the challenging words they had been given to spell   Finally  they  held a toy  sale, with  each class in the school having a table to sell toys from and of course, the chance to buy  new toys for themselves

We'd like to reassure our friends at St Thomas Becket that the money  you have donated will be put to  use ensuring we can help those people who  need assistance during times of disaster . 

Thank you  for your support.

Kris Hurley, Operations Director, SARAID

SARAID interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol Steve LeFevre show

Listeners in the Bristol area were given a rare treat when they woke up with SARAID on 28th November 2012. SARAID were in the area conducting their Phase 2 assessment process which involves the reconstructing of a disaster scenario in which members will find themselves when on deployment.

SARAID were interviewed for the Steve Le Fevre Breakfast Show, you can listen to the coverage by following this link to the BBC Radio Bristol website - SARAID on Steve Le Fevre Breakfast Show


Emergency Services Show: 21-22 November

SARAID will be at the Emergency Services Show on 21-22 November, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.  

Come meet the team and we will be happy to talk to you regarding our International Search and Rescue (SAR) work and how you can help with our on going efforts to save lives.

And with over 400 exhibitors at the show displaying the latest equipment for emergency services, there'll be something for everyone to see

You will be able to:

  • Try, see and touch all the latest products available for multi-agency use
  • Network with like-minded professionals
  • Learn about interoperability

Make sure you register now online – the exhibition is free to visit, and we will keep you updated with show news between now and November!


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