Official grand opening of SULSAR headquarters
olunteers and guests attended a special ceremony to officially open the new headquarters.
SULSAR, which is a registered charity and receives no government or emergency services funding, has been involved with a number of high-profile searches in the county. Their new premise will allow SULSAR to house all of its equipment under one roof, enabling search volunteers to mobilise at a moment’s notice.
Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore and the High Sheriff of Suffolk George Vestey were among the guests at the ceremony on Friday. Mr Passmore said “I am very pleased to be able to attend the opening of SULSAR’s new headquarters, they work very closely with the constabulary and do an absolutely fantastic job.”
James Taylor, TMJ’s Managing Director was interviewed by East Anglian Daily Times, who were present on the day. “Seeing the outstanding work that is achieved by Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue, hearing how their equipment was scattered throughout the county, having historically had no actual devoted base. It made perfect sense for us to donate the building. Having known the chairman Andy King a number of years, I have seen first-hand how hard he and the team of volunteers work throughout our region, regardless of the weather or the time of day. It’s very humbling knowing how devoted they all are. They certainly help so many people’s lives 24/7, 365 days a year.”
We hope SULSAR enjoy their new home and continue their fantastic work!