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SARA Lifeboat Launch Tractor

£30,000 will be needed to fund a new lifeboat launch tractor, to enable SARA to continue its vital search and rescue work on the River Severn and River Wye.
raised of £30,000 target
by 22 supporters
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Closed on 03/05/2024
RCN 1193634

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The wonderful and trusty lifeboat launch tractor at SARA Beachley Lifeboat Station has served us well over the past 20 years.  She was the brainchild of our own Chris Taylor - who - tired of replacing the brakes on the landrover from damage caused by frequent dips into the water off the slipway - spotted a dumper truck and figured that it could be the solution.  He managed to get hold of one, set about re-engineering it and it has done the job perfectly ever since.  

However, over 20 years of service has taken its toll and it now needs ever increasing amounts of TLC.  It now spends a lot of time stripped down for repairs.  The time has sadly come to retire this much loved machine and replace it.  

Machines that can do this job do not come cheap, they have to be robust and reliable, capable of withstanding salt water and Severn mud.  

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RCN 1193634
SARA is the largest multi-disciplinary search and rescue organisation in the UK. It operates inshore lifeboats on the tidal Severn, Wye and Usk, and provides inland water and land search & rescue throughout the Severn Area, 24x7x365 with over 150 qualified all-volunteer crew from 6 Stations.

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