A voluntary based search and rescue organisation has teamed up with energy supplier Electric Ireland to raise vital funds for life-saving rescue equipment.
Foyle Search & Rescue is a registered charity and is urging people to join its Switch & Support campaign that will fund equipment for volunteers on patrol and a new pager system to quicken response times.
Electric Ireland is happy to be on board and NI Operations Manager of Electric Ireland Kevin Caldwell explained how the campaign will work “As anyone from Derry knows only too well, Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers carry out life-saving work on the city’s river week after week. At Electric Ireland we feel it important to support this work, particularly as it sits so well with the stream of our corporate responsibility programme that commits to empowering the lives of individuals and communities by supporting suicide prevention.”
He said “This investment in the local community aims to ensure a brighter future for the area and we hope that the Switch & Save campaign will raise the much needed funds for Foyle Search and Rescue to continue its crucial work more effectively.”
The campaign has its own dedicated webpage www.electricireland.com/foyle with the energy supplier contributing £10 to the charity for every customer who switches to Electric Ireland via that page.