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Last night saw the team hold their Annual General Meeting, where the new committee for the upcoming year was elected. This meeting took place in a slightly different format this year due to us not being able to meet in person! However, an informative and interesting evening and a massive welcome to the new committee who will take the team forward into the coming year. ...

Last night saw the team hold their Annual General Meeting, where the new committee for the upcoming year was elected. This meeting took place in a slightly different format this year due to us not being able to meet in person! However, an informative and interesting evening and a massive welcome to the new committee who will take the team forward into the coming year.

The final donation figure is in for our Virtual Relay Marathon. We are absolutely thrilled to have raised an amazing ยฃ1700! Thank you all so much for your generosity, this will go a long way towards our running costs this year. Thank you again! ...

The final donation figure is in for our Virtual Relay Marathon. We are absolutely thrilled to have raised an amazing ยฃ1700! Thank you all so much for your generosity, this will go a long way towards our running costs this year. Thank you again!

Here's our virtual video for the Virtual Hurst Show and Country Fayre. We had some great fun creating this!! ...

Our second callout of the day. This morning our water team were called to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR and this evening a full team callout to assist Surrey Search & Rescue. ...

Our second callout of the day. This morning our water team were called to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR and this evening a full team callout to assist Surrey Search & Rescue.

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Stay safe

Cheers team ๐Ÿ‘

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We hope you have enjoyed celebrating Search Dog Pepsi's birthday and retirement as much as we have today. As she hangs up her jacket, and puts up her paws for a well deserved retirement, we thought we would share a final few of our favourite photo's. ...

Even Search dogs get tired sometimes, and well lets face it, it's important to find a place to rest wherever you can! Search Dog Pepsi knows that only too well. ...

Even Search dogs get tired sometimes, and well lets face it, its important to find a place to rest wherever you can! Search Dog Pepsi knows that only too well.

Pictured here in her younger years, with her Handler Mark, Pepsi has always been proud to pose for the camera! ...

Pictured here in her younger years, with her Handler Mark, Pepsi has always been proud to pose for the camera!Image attachment

Search Dog Pepsi has always brought a smile to the faces of those in the team and all around her - even at a young age, we knew she would be a fantastic asset to the team ๐Ÿ˜€ ...

Search Dog Pepsi has always brought a smile to the faces of those in the team and all around her - even at a young age, we knew she would be a fantastic asset to the team ๐Ÿ˜€

Today we celebrate Search Dog Pepsi's 13th birthday. One of our longest standing search dogs, with her handler Mark, the time has come to hang up her search jacket and enjoy a restful and well deserved retirement. Handler Mark has these words:

After a long deliberation I have decided to retire Pepsi from her search and rescue duties, itโ€™s not been an easy
decision but itโ€™s for her own welfare.
She will be 13 years old today and I think sheโ€™s done her duty.
Being involved in over 225 searches and finding numerous people she has given loved ones families closure.
She has taught me an awful lot about searching and there nothing I could have done without her.
We started together at Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs back in 2008 and qualified her as a search dog in 2009.
I believe she has been the most excellent ambassador dog for Search and Rescue dogs and breed attending the
Border Collie stand at Discover Dogs regularly.

We would like to thank Pepsi for her outstanding service. We make no apology for celebrating Pepsi's birthday today by sharing a wealth of our favourite pictures of her with you throughout the day.
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Today we celebrate Search Dog Pepsis 13th birthday. One of our longest standing search dogs, with her handler Mark, the time has come to hang up her search jacket and enjoy a restful and well deserved retirement. Handler Mark has these words:

After a long deliberation I have decided to retire Pepsi from her search and rescue duties, itโ€™s not been an easy
decision but itโ€™s for her own welfare.
She will be 13 years old today and I think sheโ€™s done her duty.
Being involved in over 225 searches and finding numerous people she has given loved ones families closure.
She has taught me an awful lot about searching and there nothing I could have done without her.
We started together at Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs back in 2008 and qualified her as a search dog in 2009.
I believe she has been the most excellent ambassador dog for Search and Rescue dogs and breed attending the
Border Collie stand at Discover Dogs regularly.

We would like to thank Pepsi for her outstanding service. We make no apology for celebrating Pepsis birthday today by sharing a wealth of our favourite pictures of her with you throughout the day.Image attachment

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Thanks Pepsi for your service! Enjoy retirement! ๐Ÿถ

Aww happy birthday Pepsi,, what a beautiful dog you are this post has made me feel quite emotional the bond you two have made Mark you two are such a dedicated team โค๏ธ thank you both for your service Mark you will probably continue in the service,,, so Pepsi thank you for all the family's you have helped in all weather's in all hrs hope you have a happy forever retirement ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ all the very best Mark ๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy retirement and Happy Birthday Pepsi. Enjoy all the family chaos and relaxed times in your twilight years

Well done Mark - she's had an outstanding career and you were a great team. Congratulations and good luck for Pepsi's long and happy retirement.

Happy birthday Pepsi enjoy your well deserved retirement xxx

Fabulous career! Happy Birthday Pepsi. Stand down now and enjoy your retirement.

Such a special girl ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ, she has done her duty โค๏ธ. A great team xx

Congratulations Pepsi ๐ŸŽ‰ And to your wonderful team. Happy retirement to you ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜˜

Happy Retirement Pepsi, congratulations on a fabulous career! With love from your sister Abbie xxx

Happy retirement Pepsi! I can’t believe she’s 13 Mark, time flies!

Fantastic! Great achievement for both of you. May Pepsi have a long happy, healthy and active retirement!

Put your paws up and enjoy the rest Pepsi, no more stupid o'clock Callouts. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo.

Won’t forget this birthday mark my granddaughter has now got the same birthday xx

Happy birthday and happy retirement Pepsi xx

Happy barkday & retirement Pepsi

Happy birthday and a long retirement

Great achievement, cannot believe Pepsi is 13

Good luck Pepsi, have a good retirement.

Happy birthday Pepsi

Happy retirement Pepsi.

Happy birthday Pepsi ๐Ÿ˜Š

Enjoy your retirement Pepsi ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ

Happy birthday Pepsi

Well done mark and Pepsi xxxxxx

What a amazing dog

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Our thoughts and prayers are with all those that have been affected by the Reading attack this weekend. As a team we thank our emergency service partners for all their work to keep us safe. ...

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those that have been affected by the Reading attack this weekend. As a team we thank our emergency service partners for all their work to keep us safe.

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored our Virtual Relay Marathon. Between you, you have donated ยฃ1460 so far. To put this in context, this is enough to provide 2 operational members with all the kit and clothing they need. Can you help us reach ยฃ1500? Our donations page will remain open until 30th June. Thank you again!
cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails
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We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored our Virtual Relay Marathon. Between you, you have donated ยฃ1460 so far. To put this in context, this is enough to provide 2 operational members with all the kit and clothing they need. Can you help us reach ยฃ1500? Our donations page will remain open until 30th June. Thank you again!
https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails

What a great effort by the whole Team to complete a Virtual Relay Marathon in 5.5 hours! Everyone enjoyed being able to take part in a Team event while maintaining social distancing! ...

What a great effort by the whole Team to complete a Virtual Relay Marathon in 5.5 hours!  Everyone enjoyed being able to take part in a Team event while maintaining social distancing!

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Great pics. Well done all!

Well done all x

Well done everyone.

Well done everyone ๐Ÿ™Œ

Good stuff. Congrats ๐Ÿ˜

Congratulations

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The team have finished their marathon relay! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. It's not too late to donate if you would still like to. cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails ...

The team have finished their marathon relay! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Its not too late to donate if you would still like to. https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails

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Well Done everyone how much did u raise? ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Well done everyone

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Good morning! Team Member Andy is warming up and ready to start off with mile 1 of our Virtual Relay Marathon at 9am. A few of our members will be running their miles but most are walking with their dogs. We anticipate completing the full 26.2 miles by around 4pm. Our donations page will stay open until 31st July so there is plenty of time to donate. We were thrilled to smash the ยฃ1000 mark yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, we are so grateful for your support.
On your marks.........
cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails
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Good morning! Team Member Andy is warming up and ready to start off with mile 1 of our Virtual Relay Marathon at 9am. A few of our members will be running their miles but most are walking with their dogs. We anticipate completing the full 26.2 miles by around 4pm. Our donations page will stay open until 31st July so there is plenty of time to donate. We were thrilled to smash the ยฃ1000 mark yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, we are so grateful for your support.
On your marks......... 
https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails
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