As a group of volunteers, we rely on public donations to help us continue our work. Our role is to assist people during times of need - which may include assisting vulnerable people during adverse weather, clearing hoarders houses or assisting the local authorities and emergency services during large incidents. We also carry out regular patrols of the inland waterways in Bristol and Bath in order to prevent drownings.Avon Community Resilience Team is a trained group of volunteers drawn from all sections of the diverse community in the Avon area. Our members have a wide range of backgrounds and skill sets but each team member shares a common purpose - to assist their wider community if called upon in times of need. As we can liaise with and assist first responders, team members are trained by the fire and police services as well as local authorities. Members are trained to have a good understanding of command & control at incidents and what would be expected of them.
So you may ask what am I doing, well, I have been a member of the community response team since the beginning, and have decided to walk / hike 1000 miles in a year. Sounds easy, some people say are you recording your times whilst at work etc? The answer is no, I am going out in my spare time with friends from the community response team, and sometimes on my own with my Dog Pica, enabling me to achieve the extra 1000 miles on top of what I would normally do. I would like to complete it by the end of 2019, but started a bit late at the end of February, so I am putting the pressure on myself a little bit. All the routes are being recorded on my View ranger App, which map my progress, and can tell if I am walking or not, and if I was to cheat the route will not count. I am also going to be taking pictures which I will update the site with as well so that you can see my progress. So why am I doing this, well, what can I say (i will keep this short). I have seen the diffrence this charity can make to people, and the commitment of my colleagues to help people in times of need. It is also good to see people giving up thier spare time to help others in a world where all we seem to hear is bad things on the TV and media, and it restores your faith in the human race. Thats why I am doing this!