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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 […]

5 01, 2016

Summary of Foyle Search and Rescue Incidents – 2015

January 5th, 2016|

Foyle Search and Rescue was set up in 1993 in response to the number of lives lost to the river Foyle.

During 2015 its volunteers gave 11,000+ of hours of unpaid service to the local community.

During this period Foyle Search and Rescue were involved in a total of 154 incidents which are down 19 % from […]

17 12, 2015

Christmas Office Closure

December 17th, 2015|

The Foyle Search and Rescue main office will be closed over the Christmas period from Monday 21st December 2015 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2016.

As always our emergency response volunteers will be on call 24/7 and duty volunteers will go ahead as normal.

For emergency please call 999 and non emergencies 101 […]

24 11, 2015

Dates confirmed for Memory Tree of Lights Ceremonies

November 24th, 2015|

The North West and Roe Valley Bereaved by Suicide Support Groups are holding their annual ‘Memory Tree of Lights’ ceremonies on Sunday 6 December 2015 at 5.30pm in Derry’s Guildhall and the following Sunday 13 December at 5.30pm in the Roe Park Resort, Limavady.

The events are held to remember loved ones lost to suicide and […]

10 11, 2015

Foyle Search & Rescue Appeal for Volunteers

November 10th, 2015|

Foyle Search is constantly growing so we need enthusiastic people to join our friendly team and would urge anyone with an interest to volunteer for our organisation to get in touch.

Volunteers with Foyle Search and Rescue come from all walks of life. They are people who have chosen to serve their communities and the public […]

28 10, 2015

Foyle Search and Rescue Launches New Website

October 28th, 2015|

Foyle Search and Rescue’s new website www.foylesearchandrescue.com is now live. The website gives details of the services we provide, the latest news and events.

This website was made possible by the generosity of David Connelly of www.syncd.co.uk

Pat Carlin Education & Media Officer said, “With the every changing digital market we needed a website that moved with […]

26 10, 2015

Glow Run Update

October 26th, 2015|

Following Fridays statement and this mornings interview on Radio Foyle reference the Glow Run event scheduled to take place  on 21st November and organised by Endurance Junkie.  Foyle Search and Rescue recommend that as the Belfast event has been cancelled it is likely Derry ~ Londonderry event will also be cancelled. We are advising the public NOT to […]

23 10, 2015

Glow Run Statement from Foyle Search

October 23rd, 2015|

Endurance Junkie are the organisers behind Glow Runs that have been due to take place in Belfast on the 24th of Oct & in Derry/Londonderry on the 21st of November.
Members of the Public have been registered to take part in this event in aid of various Charities including Foyle Search & Rescue.  Despite numerous attempts […]