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It's time for another big thank you!
Buckingham Schenk has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2020/2021 and recently handed over a very generous donation of £750 (plus gift aid) to Team Dog Handler Ro, and her operational search dog Otto.
Thank you so much from the whole Team!

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UK’s leading wine importers. They deal with every part of the UK market, from retailers to independent merchants, restaurants, pub groups and wholesalers. Their website is www.buckingham-schenk.co.uk
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Its time for another big thank you!
Buckingham Schenk has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2020/2021 and recently handed over a very generous donation of £750 (plus gift aid) to Team Dog Handler Ro, and her operational search dog Otto.
Thank you so much from the whole Team!

Buckingham Schenk is one of the UK’s leading wine importers. They deal with every part of the UK market, from retailers to independent merchants, restaurants, pub groups and wholesalers. Their website is www.buckingham-schenk.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

Over the coming days we’ve got some great news to share with you on fundraising. Here’s our first:

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This grant has made it possible to fully equip new members and dogs with all the essential equipment and PPE they need.
Thank you to the Government for making this possible.
@TNLComFund @DCMS #CommunitiesCan

It’s a huge thank you from all of us at BSARD
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Over the coming days we’ve got some great news to share with you on fundraising. Here’s our first:

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This grant has made it possible to fully equip new members and dogs with all the essential equipment and PPE they need. 
Thank you to the Government for making this possible. 
@TNLComFund  @DCMS #CommunitiesCan

It’s a huge thank you from all of us at BSARDImage attachment

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

This week we sadly had to say goodbye to Merlin, one of our L3 Search Dogs after a short illness.
Merlin was a very special dog who followed in his sister Sassys footsteps in qualifying as an area Search Dog.
He never failed to make an impression on everyone who met him. Whether it was his massive grin, his enviable work ethic or his penchant for jellyfish and face wipes.
He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Stand down Merlin.
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This week we sadly had to say goodbye to Merlin, one of our L3 Search Dogs after a short illness. 
Merlin was a very special dog who followed in his sister Sassys footsteps in qualifying as an area Search Dog. 
He never failed to make an impression on everyone who met him.  Whether it was his massive grin, his enviable work ethic or his penchant for jellyfish and face wipes. 
He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Stand down Merlin.Image attachment

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So sorry for your loss.

So sorry for your loss. We’re thinking of you all.

So very sorry to hear this. Stand down now Merlin. Your work is done. Run free over the bridge xx

Sad times, run free Merlin. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo and Chhubohe, the young apprentice.

Sorry to hear this, such a lovely boy

Very sad my thoughts are with you.

Oh no sorry to hear that 😂

So sorry for you loss x sweet dreams Merlin x

Sorry for your loss 💔

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On #WorldMentalHealthDay we want to remind our followers, our volunteers and all the members of the public that we come into contact with that it’s okay to not be okay.

You matter.
Your mental health matters.
You are not alone.

If you need someone to talk please make use of the Samaritans 24/7 helpline on 116123.

#samaritans #ItsOkToNotBeOk #LowlandRescue #mindbluelight
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On #WorldMentalHealthDay we want to remind our followers, our volunteers and all the members of the public that we come into contact with that it’s okay to not be okay. 

You matter.
Your mental health matters. 
You are not alone.

If you need someone to talk please make use of the Samaritans 24/7 helpline on 116123.

#samaritans #ItsOkToNotBeOk #LowlandRescue #mindbluelight

From tomorrow the rules on social gatherings are changing and it will become against the law to meet people you do not live with in groups larger than 6. There are, of course, exceptions and, as a charity and group of volunteers, our team members fall under that catagory. All our members give up their time free of charge. This includes responding when the police call us to assist in searching for a missing vulnerable person, as well as training both members and their dogs. A qualified dog can take 2 years to train and those skills must be practised regularly to keep our dogs ready and able to respond when required. During COVID lockdown, it has been imperative to keep our members skills current and up to date. We found new and different ways of doing this and as restrictions lifted, we were able to get back to some 'normal' training. We have researched the new regulations coming in, and are pleased to see that we can continue our training. If you see the team out and about, please rest assured we have strict COVID19 policies and risk assessments in place, and are maintaining social distances at all times. Please do feel free to chat to us and we will happily tell you more about our work. ...

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Sadly too many lives are lost and suicide ideation is a significant number of callouts for us. Suicide is a problem that affects all age groups, genders and social strata, and it sometimes seems utterly inescapable. Today raises awareness about this tragic issue and works to prevent it through education and support of those who struggle with suicide ideation every day. Interrupting someone’s thoughts can and does save lives! Please watch the short film below
If you or anyone needs help, please call the Samaritans on 116 123

youtu.be/b4oQdeBJgRI
#samaritans #suicide #suicideprevention #alwaysoncall #savinglives
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Happy #internationaldogday! Here are a few of our dogs living their best life and well, being dogs! We love them all 🥰🥰 ...

The team were called.out at 0220 to assist our colleagues at Surrey Search & Rescue for a missing vulnerable person in the Camberley area. ...

The team were called.out at 0220 to assist our colleagues at Surrey Search & Rescue for a missing vulnerable person in the Camberley area.

Fantastic advice here from our colleagues at Search Dogs Buckinghamshire...please don't walk your dogs in the heat. ...

Fantastic advice here from our colleagues at Search Dogs Buckinghamshire...please dont walk your dogs in the heat.Image attachment

Leading the way for Lowland Rescue we are so pleased to announce that Jann and search dog Gus have just requalified as a Level 3 search team. All our search dogs and handlers have to requalify every 2 years to maintain their operational status. During lockdown, training has been difficult and strict COVID-19 protocols have had to be followed. All assessments have had to be postponed, but now restrictions have lifted, we are able to run some essential assessments. Jann and Gus are the first to complete their assessment following all protocols and with a successful outcome. Congratulations to them both. ...

Leading the way for Lowland Rescue we are so pleased to announce that Jann and search dog Gus have just requalified as a Level 3 search team. All our search dogs and handlers have to requalify every 2 years to maintain their operational status. During lockdown, training has been difficult and strict COVID-19 protocols have had to be followed. All assessments have had to be postponed, but now restrictions have lifted, we are able to run some essential assessments. Jann and Gus are the first to complete their assessment following all protocols and with a successful outcome. Congratulations to them both.

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Woohoo well done Gus my favourite boy(dont tell Finn) and well done Jann

Go guys! Congratulations 🥳 from all of us hear x

Well done Jann and Gus!

Fantastic news - well done and well-deserved success. xx

Big welldone team! Love Search dog Spice 🐾

Soooo proud of Jann and Gus, a Fletch /Kae baby 😍

BZ Gus......and Jann of course. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo.

Well done Jann and Gus xx

Well done Jann and Gus x

Excellent, well done

Well done Jan & Gus! X

Congratulations!😊

Well done

Good job!

Well Dane Jann and Gus u deserved it

Congratulations Jann and Gus 😁

Congratulations Jann and Gus

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At a recent training evening, Handler Mark and retired Search Dog Pepsi were awarded a special patch given by the team as a recognition of service. Here they are being presented with the patch by Chairman Jon. ...

At a recent training evening, Handler Mark and retired Search Dog Pepsi were awarded a special patch given by the team as a recognition of service. Here they are being presented with the patch by Chairman Jon.

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Congratulations on your retirement Pepsi, your dad has no chance of retirement yet though x

Congratulations Mark and Pepsi xxx

Nice one mark ..👍

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Congratulations to Anabelle and Cassine who passed their Level 2 day mock today. Now they will go ahead to complete a night mock, before heading to National Assessments to qualify as an operational team. ...

Congratulations to Anabelle and Cassine who passed their Level 2 day mock today. Now they will go ahead to complete a night mock, before heading to National Assessments to qualify as an operational team.

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Yay! Congratulations you two. Look at that smile!! Yours is alright too Anabelle 😁 best of luck both for the Nationals xx

Well done very proud of you both xx

Well done. Good luck with the night mock

Well done to you both, hard work paid off x

Congratulations 🥳

Well done! x

well done A

Congratulations Anabelle & Cassine! X

Well done . One of the dogs I managed to photo a long time ago congratulations both

Well done, good luck with the night mock

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