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Community Rescue Service selected as charity partner of the 2024 Briggs Equipment North-West 200

The Community Rescue Service will be the official charity partner of the Briggs Equipment North West 200 for 2024. Formed in 2007, the voluntary organisation provides a lowland rescue service for high risk missing persons across Northern Ireland.

Over 210 operational members and 60 support staff provide highly trained and specialised search and rescue teams that work alongside the Police Service of Northern Ireland as the primary responders in searching for high risk missing persons.

During 2023 alone, the Community Rescue Service was involved in 436 of these emergency searches, involving over 95,000 hours of voluntary service.

“Being chosen as the Briggs Equipment North West 200 charity partner for 2024 is a tremendous boost for the Community Rescue Service and our hundreds of volunteers who cover the whole region of Northern Ireland in searches for missing persons, day and night, and in all weathers.” the CRS Regional Commander, Sean McCarry, said.

“The volunteers of the Community Rescue Service provide essential support in helping to save lives across Northern Ireland.” Mervyn Whyte of the NW200 said.

“We are delighted to provide our backing to all of those hard working people who brave the elements to assist those in danger and we are confident race fans will join us in supporting the CRS.”

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