Going, Glowing, Shone!

Serve On Community Resilience Team and International Response Team volunteers ready to provide safety cover at Alabare’s Glow In The Park event at Longleat.

Serve On Community Resilience Team and International Response Team volunteers ready to provide safety cover at Alabare’s Glow In The Park event at Longleat.

Serve On volunteers made light work of another heavy weekend of activities.

While Salisbury Community Resilience Team set up the VACC tents and communications at Longleat to provide safety cover for Alabare’s Glow In The Park 5km event, International Response Team recruits were going through their last training weekend before October’s final assessment.

Then it was time for the Dog Team’s time to shine, at Frampton Country Fair in Gloucestershire.

After some dramas at last year’s Glow In The Park at Longleat, CRT volunteers were fully prepared for a busy night this year.

The IRT trainees, having spent Friday night through to Saturday afternoon setting up and manning a Base of Operations (BoO) and completing rescue tasks with trainers Tony, Ian, Sarah and Abb, were then informed they were being deployed to support the CRT at Longleat.

They were joined by James, Molly and Matt, straight from the Emergency Services Day event in Salisbury.

In spite of some communications issues, the combined team did a great job and the event passed off without incident, with special thanks to Kim, Jazz and Vern.

It was another 1am finish before the IRT headed back for the rest of the night under canvas ahead of Sunday morning in the classroom.

Sunday saw the Dog Team in action at Frampton-on-Severn, showing off their skills and impressing the crowds gathered for the country arts and crafts and food, the dogs, the cart horses, the dogs, the clay shooting and more dogs.

Our dogs and their handlers shone as usual, of course.

Oh, and while everything else was going on, the trustees and management team were holding the charity’s AGM on Saturday.

Great work everyone.