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Nepal Deployment: Update

The Team have arrived Safely in Kathmandu and are operating as part of the UN coordinated rescue operation.

The Team are safe and well. They are based just outside Kathmandu airport.

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Today, Wednesday 29th, half of the SARAID team are working with a Turkish team and the two dog handlers from @Fire (yellow uniform) in an area around Sanku, they have conducted several searches of collapsed structures but have not found anything or anybody.

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Three team members are currently working in the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC) coordinating the international Urban Search & Rescue teams. The rest of the team are waiting at Base of Operations to meet up with a section of UK-ISAR. They are travelling to 'sector J' which is a large area, once there they will be conducting a needs assessments following information from the Nepalese military.

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We would like to thank all those who have, and continue, to donate. We would also like to thank all of those who have given their well-wishes and messages of support to the team.

We're sending a team to Nepal

Our team of 14 fully trained rescue technicians will deploy with 1.5 tonnes of the latest rescue equipment including; sound and vibration detection equipment, as well as specialised search cameras to help locate victims trapped under buildings and cutting equipment to help tunnel into collapsed buildings to rescue them. The team also carries stretchers and medical kit, ropes, generators, tents, satellite communications and their own food – to ensure they aren’t a strain on local resources once in country.

SARAID are experienced in dealing with incidents of this type having been part of the  rescue efforts in the earthquakes of Indonesia and Haiti as well as other natural disasters around the world.

Donations to support the team will be gratefully received.

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The chance to abseil down a 128ft tower!

We need daring supporters to get sponsored and take our challenge abseiling the 128ft tower on June 20th 2015, which can be seen for miles!

ALL MONEY RAISED SUPPORTS SARAID TO DEPLOY TO DISASTERS, TRAIN THEIR VOLUNTEERS AND RENEW EQUIPMENT. WE AIM TO SAVE LIVES AND WITH YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT THIS BECOMES POSSIBLE.

FOR THE CHANCE TO HAVE UNLIMITED GOES SIMPLY RAISE £25 FOR UNDER 18’S AND £50 FOR ADULTS.

Start time is 0900hrs on June 20th, so get there early to maximise the amount of chances you can have of taking on the tower! We recommend you park at BL8 4LZ and follow the footpaths to the tower. The Peel Tower stands 128ft high on Holcombe Hill, close to Holcombe Village and Ramsbottom close to Bury, Lancashire

We will provide all safety equipment so you will just need to bring yourself and some shoes with good grip!

THIS IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE FUN AND RAISE MONEY FOR A CHARITY THAT HELPS PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DESPERATE NEED. PLUS YOU GET TO HAVE FUN BY ABSEILING 128FT TOWER, WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY, WHICH HAS GOT TO BE A GREAT DAY.

All under 18s will need permission from a parent or guardian. Due to us using the very best equipment (the teams operational harnesses) all our sizes are adult, unfortunately that means that under 15s might not be able to abseil. Please be assured that we will do are very best to try and make it possible for all to enjoy.

For any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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