Elgood’s Brewery launches new beer in aid of Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue

FENLAND’S top brewers have created a special themed beer to help raise money for Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue (CamSAR).

Elgood’s Brewery, in Wisbech, has launched its latest beer - titled ‘Lost and Found’ - which aims to help the charity reach their target of �20,000, the figure needed to buy a new Incident Control Unit (ICU).

The special brew will be sold at this year’s Cambridge Beer Festival, where CamSAR is the nominated charity.

All profits from sales of the beer will be donated to the team’s campaign to purchase the new control unit, which is the hub of all searches.

Lisa Chapman, fundraising coordinator, said: “The nature of our work is that we often work away from the public eye, so the beer festival will help, not only to raise much needed funds for our campaign, but also to meet the people in the community that we serve.”

John Gothard, radio operative, said: “In an emergency, speed is of the essence, and with the self-contained ICU we will be able to work far more efficiently to recover missing persons sooner.”

CamSAR is a voluntary organisation trained in the search and recovery of vulnerable missing persons.

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Just six shouts short of their 100th callout, the team have searched for more than 4,500 man hours, a saving of �84,500 for Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

The 38th Cambridge Beer Festival takes place on Jesus Green from Monday 23 May until Saturday 28 May. Details on opening hours and entry fees can be found on the festival website at www.cambridgebeerfestival.com.

Those interested in helping the Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue Team raise funds at the Cambridge Beer Festival should contact Lisa Chapman on 07711 354296 or email fundraising@camsar.org.

Volunteers will receive free entry into the festival, a free food and beer voucher, and free entry into CamSAR’s prize draw.