Following a planning process that began in late 2011, the CRS tonight began safety patrols in the area around the River Lagan in Belfast City Centre. This is the first step in an ongoing process to provide assistance to those in difficulty in that area. The CRS Belfast Unit is currently leading the way in providing this service in support of the police and other emergency services with the support of CRS members from around the province. For more information regarding volunteering for the CRS please visit our 'join us' page.
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Dalriada Team Run Marathon for CRS

Pupils and staff from Dalriada School in Ballymoney  ran the Belfast Marathon  for two local charities raising £3,010.

Both Macmillan Cancer Support Nurses and the Community Rescue Service were the beneficiaries of this fantastic effort by 33 pupils and 5 staff in what was a combined effort that exemplified team work. The upper sixth pupils, along with staff members, were inspired to run for these two charities because of personal experiences.  Spokesperson and head boy, Peter Johnston, who organised and co-ordinated the team said “ we were very moved and saddened by the loss of our fellow pupil James Elliott and many of us have personal experience of how cancer can affect everyone in our community so we decided to raise funds for these two worthwhile local charities. The funds raised will be used to support their services in our local community and this means a lot to us. Losing James had a profound effect on everyone at Dalriada and throughout the wider community and we have supported the CRS since the tragic incident which took his life. It is a great pleasure to have his mother Margaret here today for this presentation as she is an inspiration to us all.”

The funds raised will be used in their entirety to support local CRS services and every penny will be used for that purpose as, thanks to our volunteers, the CRS has no administrative, wages or expenses costs.

Sean Mc Carry, Regional Commander of the CRS said “ …without the help of those like the team at Dalriada and the many thousands of others who support our work every year, our hardworking  and dedicated volunteers could not carry out the invaluable lifesaving work that they do. Our teams are called on a weekly basis to respond to various emergencies throughout the entire region and they give their time freely and without any form of payment, often spending thousands of hours every year helping others in our community. We are extremely proud of our association with Dalriada and we are very grateful to them for their continued support.

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