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Congratulations to the Rolf-Stephan Nussbaum Foundation who has won the Sea Rescue Trust and Foundation naming rights competition.The Rolf- Stephan Nussbaum Foundation has decided to name the Rescue craft, 'Spirit of Steve'. Well done to the Foundation and our thanks for your partnership over the years! We truly appreciate your partnership.Thank you to all the Trusts and Foundations who supported this campaign.
Now it’s time for Sea Rescue to do something for you.We have a wonderful campaign; designed especially to say thank you. Trusts and Foundations helped us raise over R2 million last year!For every R1 000 you donate or that you have donated over the past year (with your permission) we will allocate your contribution to a new 8.8m Search & Rescue craft at our Port Edward Rescue station.All donations will go into a draw where the entry selected will be given the opportunity to name this rescue vessel. This means that the successful Trust or Foundation can have their name, or that of someone they wish to honour, on a rescue craft and mentioned in all press releases over the lifespan of the vessel (approximately 11 years).The closing date for this campaign is 30 November 2019 and donations qualify for an 18A Tax Certificate.During the past four years our Port Edward volunteers have carried out 161 operations, saving 160 lives. This 8.8m would offer the station increased rescue range (distance and coastal coverage), better capability in assisting with casualties and increased crew safety in rough seas in the area the station covers (the Wild Coast). Port Edward is also a surf launch station, meaning that every launch is not through a safe harbour, but directly into the surf, at the mercy of tide, wind and weather.Station 32 Port Edward is an important base for a number of reasons. Being on the Wild Coast, there are various areas completely inaccessible by road with the one way to reach a casualty being a long sea trip rather than driving and launching. This makes Port Edward the only Rescue Station available over a large area benefiting yacht sailors, commercial mariners, merchant shipping personnel, as well as coastal residents over a very rough stretch of coast.Please contact Krista Lazzari (Fundraiser Trusts and Foundations) for further information on 021-434 4401 or click here to e-mail Krista Lazzari
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