Students and staff from Spalding High School raised £1,000 to help a former student in his efforts to help after the Nepal earthquake disasters.
Adam Turner had volunteered for SARAID (Search and Rescue Assistance in Disasters) in the aftermath of the first quake.
It was initially hoped to raise around £500 for the disaster fund from an impromptu non-uniform day, but such was the support, this target was doubled.
And after talking to Adam’s dad Kevin it was decided to donate the money specifically to SARAID.
Adam (22) was part of a 16-strong team of fully trained rescue technicians from SARAID who travelled to Kathmandu to support the humanitarian rescue effort following the first earthquake.
They took 1.5 tonnes of the latest rescue equipment including sound and vibration detection kits, specialised search cameras and cutting equipment.
The team also carries stretchers and medical kit, ropes, generators, tents, satellite communications and their own food – to ensure they aren’t a strain on local resources once in a country.
Adam works for Cotswolds Outdoors and has spent one weekend per month for 18 months training and passed a tough week-long exercise where he put all his training into practise and became an operational team member.
Readers can support the charity’s humanitarian work by donating via their JustGiving page: http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/saraid/nepalearthquake