Community Chest July Winner

16th August 2017

Community Chest July Winner

This July, Northampton Search and Rescue have received the Community Chest donation.

Northamptonshire Search and Rescue is a group of trained volunteers, who are on call 24hrs a day, 365 days a year. Their mission is to support the Police in the search for missing and vulnerable people, which can include Children, Dementia patients, despondents, and more. As a team they are responsible to cover Northamptonshire, but also support neighbouring counties teams, including Leicestershire, Bedfordshire, Warwickshire, and Buckinghamshire. NSAR currently have 38 qualified members and are training another 3, and are working to fund a replacement for their ICU and 4x4 response vehicle.

Neil Balderson, Treasurer of NSAR, said “We are extremely grateful to have been chosen for this donation. It’s the support and donations like this that allow us do all we can to look after our local community when in need. This Money will be put towards the replacement fund for our next Control Vehicle, and Medical Equipment. Thank you very much.”

Each month, one community cause, club or charity will be selected to receive £100 from Swansgate. So whether you're fundraising for a particular event or mission or would like some extra cash for your local club, make your nomination!

To nominate, fill out a card and post in the entry box by the Community Noticebox (in between Wilko & Home Bargains).You can nominate until the end of each month, where one nomination will be chosen to receive £100. The chosen cause will be announced on our website here and on our Facebook page at the beginning of the next month.