Foyle Search & Rescue were chosen as the recipient of the Sunday Life’s Spirit of NI “999 hero” award at a glitzy star-stuffed ceremony last night in Titanic Belfast.
We were delighted to have been even nominated. To have been amongst so many selfless and strong people being recognised was an honour and reward in itself, but to receive this award is a huge privilege, not to mention a complete surprise!
We all need help in life, which is why we do what we do: not for any recognition, so this is award is not just for our volunteers, and staff, but more importantly for everyone who supports us: our communities, our own families, the emergency services we work with, and especially those families that have been helped by FSR over the years.
Without this support, FSR would not be what it is today.
I have had many proud moments over the years, and FSR has been recognised many times for the work that our volunteers do, but last night I was bursting with pride to be a part of FSR, representing our charity, and I know that everyone connected with the charity feels very proud today.
Stephen Twells Chairman.