Newquay Coastguard has been on many shouts over the years where teams have been out for many hours but also in treacherous weather where we end up getting very cold and wet.
Our first fundraising aim was to raise £8,500 for an all-terrain trailer to be used at shouts and at events. The idea of the trailer had been a talking point among officers for many years. Well we are delighted to day that with your help we reached our goal so THANK YOU!
Our all-terrain trailer will eventually be able to provide search teams with a central point to return to for refreshments and warmth on lengthy cliff shouts, or where we may have other teams joining us. It will also provide valuable shelter for the family & friends of those missing or in danger during an anxious period of waiting.
The purpose built trailer doubles-up as a PR trailer for use when we attend various events during the summer months in Newquay. This enables people within the local community a chance to meet the team and learn more about what we do. We also utilise it to promote HM Coastguard’s message of ‘Be safe, Be Sea Smart’ during educational events especially for the local youngsters.
Although we now have the trailer, it is still in need of being equipped so our next fundraising aim is £3000 for welfare equipment and to achieve this as soon as possible. If you can help towards our goal then please donate here