Bay Search and Rescue Charity Partnership

Kate Houlden, Managing Director of Like Technologies, officially hands over the new flotation devices to Bay Search and Rescue
Kate Houlden, Managing Director of Like Technologies, officially hands over the new flotation devices to Bay Search and Rescue
Kate Houlden, Managing Director of Like Technologies, officially hands over the new flotation devices to Bay Search and Rescue

We are delighted to have officially partnered with a life-saving local organisation, Bay Search and Rescue. Everyone at Like Technologies is a passionate supporter of the charity. We have kick-started the partnership with a £3,000 donation. This has enabled the purchase of 18 new personal flotation devices to kit out all of the current Bay Search and Rescue team.

Gary Parsons, Bay Search and Rescue Station Officer, Trustee and Founder Member said:

“Bay Search and Rescue are extremely grateful to be selected as Like Technologies’ charity of the year. To be recognised for the hard work that we do is extremely gratifying. We are extremely thankful for their support this year and look forward to working with them.”

Who are Bay Search and Rescue?

Bay Search and Rescue is a volunteer all-terrain transport, rescue and recovery team. For over 20 years they have been involved in every major coastal incident around Morecambe Bay. Their proud history even includes providing support during life-threatening floods, snow and wildfire incidents across the North West.

The new flotation devices presented to Bay Search and Rescue by Like Technologies
The new flotation devices presented to Bay Search and Rescue by Like Technologies

The Bay Search and Rescue team have also provided national flood support to DEFRA. They support all the emergency services and have a special ability to travel to areas where no one else can. They have an incredibly impressive fleet of Hagglund Tracked Amphibious Rescue vehicles, boats and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

Bay Search and Rescue has recently been awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a volunteer group in the UK can receive. It recognises the outstanding work volunteer groups do to benefit their local communities.

Presenting life-saving equipment

Staff at Like Technologies were excited to attend a handover event where they were treated to a hands-on demonstration from the life-saving team. This even included a chance to ride in some of the incredible vehicles which are vital for overcoming the challenges of the terrain of Morecambe Bay.

Staff from Like Technologies attend a demonstration from Bay Search and Rescue
Staff from Like Technologies attend a demonstration from Bay Search and Rescue

Kate Houlden, Managing Director of Like Technologies, said:

“Like Technologies is proud to announce a charity partnership with Bay Search and Rescue, an organisation that is such a vital and life-saving resource. Our 2021 charity was voted for by our employees and we are delighted to see everyone getting involved in supporting this great cause.

After making an initial donation to enable the purchase of essential equipment, we have various fundraising plans to make a difference throughout the year. We would like to ask the local community to join us in raising money for and sharing awareness of this incredible charity and the unique logistical and technical rescue work that they do.”

We are delighted that our local newspaper, the Lancaster Guardian, has also shared the story of our charity partnership.

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