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Monday 2 February 2015

Monckton Properties donates Cheshire Search and Rescue office headquarters

Cheshire Search and Rescues (CSAR) office space in Red Cow Year has been generously donated by Monckton Properties, part of the Tatton Estate, for a second year running.

When Monckton Properties first heard CSAR were about to lose their Warrington base, over 18 months ago, they quickly provided a rescue of their own with an office space free-of-charge to the team.

Mr Randle Brooks, owner of the Tatton Estate, explained: “We heard that Cheshire Search and Rescue were about to lose their base and did not want to see the amazing work they do put at risk. We could not think of a better local charity to support by not only donating them space but bringing them into the centre of Knutsford to help them gain the profile the deserve.”

Simon Lane, Team Leader at Cheshire Search and Rescue said: “It’s made a massive difference to our operations. Team members live in all areas of Cheshire and previously we had to search for pubs or make shared use of a porta cabin in Warrington to hold our meetings. Now we have an allocated ‘home’ until we can afford to rent one or, ideally, achieve our dream of purpose building a centre. The £10,000 donation both last year and this year from Monckton helps us save more money to put into the Charity.”

"Everyone at the Tatton Estate has been hugely helpful, not only giving us a much needed town centre presence but introducing us to neighbours and local supporters and inviting us to exhibit at the Cheshire Game & Angling Fair they host at Peover Hall for local good causes."

"Having a dedicated space helps us to focus on planning and preparation and we’ve already seen the benefit, with things like our training courses being improved. It also gives us greater visibility in the heart of Cheshire and we’ve become far more involved in local events."

"Thank you Tatton Estate for rescuing Cheshire Search and Rescue!"