3 06, 2016

Volunteer Profile for Volunteers Week

June 3rd, 2016|

I joined Foyle Search & Rescue in June 2009.

I had always followed FSR through local press etc. and was always interested in what they were doing. So when I found I had a bit of extra time on my hands due to my children having grown up and moved out I decided to start volunteering […]

2 06, 2016

Foyle Search and Rescue honoured with The Queens Award

June 2nd, 2016|

Foyle Search & Rescue, in Derry/Londonderry recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016

A voluntary group from Northern Ireland who works in the community in a suicide prevention & search & rescue role has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the […]

1 06, 2016

Volunteers Week June 2016

June 1st, 2016|

The 1st to the 12th of June is National Volunteering Week & a huge appreciation must go out to all our Active Volunteers & Foyle Search Fundraisers. All FSRs Volunteers give up thousands of hours of there own free time each year. They come from all walks of life, ages & background and are dedicated […]

19 05, 2016

Foyle Search becomes RYA Training Centre

May 19th, 2016|

Foyle Search & Rescue Charity are pleased to announce that following a recent Inspection FSR have joined the World Wide recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as a recognised Training Centre and can provide a high level of boating standards to put FSR volunteers through RYA Powerboat, RYA Personal Watercraft and RYA First Aid […]

2 05, 2016

Foyle Search and Rescue partners with Electric Ireland in Equipment Appeal

May 2nd, 2016|

Foyle Search and Rescue has launched a campaign with energy supplier Electric Ireland to raise vital funds for life-saving rescue equipment.

The voluntary based registered charity is urging people to join its Switch & Support campaign that will fund equipment for volunteers on patrol and a new pager system to quicken response times. […]

25 04, 2016

Foyle Search and Rescue – NI Investing in Volunteers Award

April 25th, 2016|

Foyle Search and Rescue are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Volunteer Now, NI Investing in Volunteers Award. Investing in Volunteers is the UK Quality Standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. To date, 92 organisations have achieved this award in Northern Ireland.

Stephen Twells, Chairman of Foyle Search and […]

18 04, 2016


April 18th, 2016|

Foyle Search and Rescue Service’s Annual Bucket Appeal will take place from Monday 2nd May 2016 to Sunday 15th May 2016, throughout different areas within the City. During the appeal, Foyle Search and Rescue Volunteers will be knocking on doors between 6.00pm and 9.00pm each night.

All authorised collectors will carry Foyle Search and […]

10 03, 2016

Foyle Search & Rescue Announce New Extension

March 10th, 2016|

Foyle Search & Rescue Chairman, Stephen Twells announced today that a major new extension has started at their Prehen Base, 20 Victoria Road on 29th February 2016.

The tendered building works has been awarded to Conway Builders, under control of architects Michael Carr with Adrian Boyd Vice Chair supervising completion which should take approx. 34 […]

22 02, 2016

St Joseph Boys Movie Night Fundraiser

February 22nd, 2016|

Year 13 students from St. Joseph’s Boys’ School raise money for Foyle Search and Rescue.

As part of their Enrichment Programme Year 13 students took up the challenge to raise over £50 for a nominated charity. They had 5 weeks to complete the Personal Skills Development task.

The students decided on ‘Foyle Search and Rescue’. They chose […]

19 02, 2016

Foyle Search Receives Grant from Department for Transport

February 19th, 2016|

Foyle Search & Rescue have received confirmation of a grant from the Department for Transport, for flood rescue equipment and training totaling £13,021.54.

The Inshore and Inland rescue boat grant scheme gives voluntary groups crucial funding for new equipment and training to support their rescue efforts in and around inland and inshore waterways.

Members of the […]