A look at ASSAR and their affiliates

A look at ASSAR and their affiliates

– Adeolu Adeoye

Sporting around fifty volunteers, Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue is by no means a large organisation. Yet, all their volunteers are fully trained and on call 24/7, ready to help whenever disaster strikes. Dedication aside, a group this small can exist only through cooperation with various other organisations, some of which will be highlighted in this post.

Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue isn’t a singularly operating organisation, but it is a part of a greater organisation in England and Wales: Mountain Rescue England and Wales. This national body oversees ASSAR, while also working alongside other groups such as the British Cave Rescue Council and the Association of Chief Police Officers. They also work closely with with the Avon and Somerset Police force. ASSPF requires the help of ASSAR for all manner of search efforts, using their expertise to make locating and saving missing persons more effective. Together, the two have located potentially thousands of missing persons from ASSAR’s start in 1975 to January 2017. Continue reading


Bake Sale

Bake Sale

– Neave Ottway

On the third of April  there was a lovely bake sale in commons for Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue. It ran from 10am-4pm and had 6 sellers (3 from 10-1 and then the next 3 from 1-4). All the helpers looked incredibly enthusiastic and clearly wanted to sell cake to make money for a wonderful cause. Continue reading

Help Save A Life Today – How running on April 1st helped Search and Rescue

Help Save A Life Today – How running on April 1st helped Search and Rescue

– Written by Andrew Sansom, Edited by Victoria Baker


Have you heard the one about a Disney princess and a panda running down a hill?

Actually, this isn’t a joke; it’s something I genuinely witnessed while marshalling the Fun Run on the 1st of April. This is not an April Fools; this is to help the commendable Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue.  These volunteers save lives.  These volunteers are heroes. Continue reading

Recollection of Sunny Day – Fun Run

Recollection of Sunny Day – Fun Run

 – Megan Edwards

On sunny days, there is nothing I want to do more, than to stretch my legs and enjoy the beautiful scenery around me. Saturday, April 1st, was a jewel of a day. From 10am-7pm two Fun Runs were held on Newton Park campus to raise money for Avon Search and Rescue. The sky was sapphire blue and full of fluffy clouds. It was pleasantly warm, and the playful wind joined the energetic runners around the lake.

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A brief history of Fun Run (shortly)

A brief history of Fun Run (shortly)

   – Karolina Latka

On April 1st at Bath Spa University greenway took place the 4.3km charity sponsored run. How was it? Absolutely fabulous! It didn’t matter whether you were a walker or runner, as long as you had fun! The Fun Run, thanks to all the great people organising it and running, was a big success and we raised a grand total of £186 for Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue (ASSR)!

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What a Turn Out!

What a Turn Out!

Search and Rescue Open Mic Night – 28th March

– Leigh-Ann Hewer


Held at the small venue of Juno in Bath City Centre, I don’t think anyone expected quite as huge a turn out for the marvellous Open Mic as it occurred. Some of my flat mates and I found ourselves squeezing up the staircase into an already packed room, full of excited people, and a buzzing atmosphere.

People came in what had to be hundreds, some of which were creative writing students, to support the efforts of the hard-working coordinating team who had put the event together. The Open Mic really show-cased the dedication and team spirit the students have been working to adopt in order to make this project succeed.

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A Creative Collection

– Louise Thacker



Photography by June Stone


As an introverted person, I was doubtful as to whether my involvement with the open mic night, which aimed to raise money for ‘Avon and Somerset Mountain Rescue’, would be something I could enjoy. So as expected, walking into Juno’s, the noisy atmosphere filled me with a sense of awkwardness. Yet being there to take photographs and record videos of the performances, I was greeted with warmth and sincerity as the herd of performers began to fill the space. Continue reading