Sussex 4×4 Response has stepped up to give the Martlets Hospice Midnight Walk in Brighton a Good Night again this year by offering Marshals & their 4×4 Response Support Vehicles for their event which takes place overnight on Friday 14th June.
Hundreds of women will take part in the night time walk in Brighton starting at midnight from Brighton Racecourse, and taking them around the streets of Brighton & Hove to raise money for the patient and family support team who provide vital support to patients and their families. This year’s event again has been given huge support from Sussex 4×4 Response who also has an MOU with the Martlets to help transport Martlets staff in adverse weather conditions.
Sussex 4×4 Response volunteers will marshal the walk at designated spots round the course along with other volunteers making sure that the ladies follow the correct path
Support Vehicles will also be mobile around the course for various situations.
Sussex 4×4 Response, said; “It is our pleasure to be able to offer our help to the Martlets Hospice. It is a great cause, and as the Midnight Walk is one of their biggest events it our pleasure to be able to offer support”.
Sussex 4×4 Response, will be in attendance on the night with their 4×4 vehicles and volunteers to handle marshaling and rescue transport for those who can’t finish the route on the night, Should an emergency situation arise during the event our network of vehicles and radio coverage should allow the night for Martlets Hospice to run smoothly.
“The Midnight walk is an important event for Martlets Hospice and Sussex 4×4 Response will make it a safe night for all those involved.”
Details of the event can be found at: http://www.themartlets.org.uk/midnight-walk/index.html
Details of Sussex 4×4 Response can be found at: http://www.sussex4x4response.org.uk/
The Team had a great night last night helping to static marshal this event & keep all of Chestnut Tree House’s amazing 750 women walkers safe & encouraged during the early hours in Eastbourne well done everyone it all went very well and we were all done by 5am, Many thanks again to our Team also Jo & Jemma from the CTH Team for accommodating us last night !
CTH’s grand total for the Night to Remember is an amazing £96,095.14 Thank you to every one of our 750 ladies!
Chestnut Tree House is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for 280 children and young adults from 0-25 years of age with progressive life-limiting conditions from Sussex.
The hospice costs almost £3 million per year to run. Families are never charged for their care and less than 8p in every pound is funded by the government, so we rely heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.
Radio Procedure Course 8th May 2013
We are pleased to be running another short training course on radio procedures for our Responders.
The course will cover radio procedures and operating practice on CB, Private Mobile Radio (PMR), amateur radio and even mobile phones.
We will be covering some of the following topics:
- A brief discussion on frequencies and wavelengths for the various types of radio
- The differences between simplex, semi-duplex and duplex operating
- How repeaters operate
- The different modes (AM, FM, SSB, CW, data)
- The international phonetic alphabet
- Operating etiquette and practices
- Radio checks and signal reports
- SWR – what it is and how to measure it
- Aerials and resonance
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Chestnut Tree House – Night to Remember Midnight Walk Eastbourne Saturday 18th May
This is a ladies only sponsored 10 mile midnight walk along Eastbourne’s streets and seafront in aid of Chestnut Tree House on Saturday 18 May 2013.
Over the past three years, over 1,500 ladies have taken to the streets of Eastbourne and have raised a collective £200,000 for Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex.
This year Sussex 4×4 Response have offered their help to static marshal this event & we are both looking forward to working together on the night.
After an energetic warm up, the walk will start on the promenade at The Sovereign Centre in Eastbourne. After walking along the promenade to Sovereign Harbour and looping around, our ladies will then make their way towards Holywell and back to the Sovereign Centre, taking in the beautiful sight of Eastbourne Pier at night.
We are pleased to be offering our members a training course several times this year on Health & Safety At Work as it affects our Responders and Sussex 4×4 Response.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Requires us to provide whatever information, instruction, training and supervision as is necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of our responders & users whilst in our care.
Why provide Health & Safety training?
Providing health and safety information and training helps us to ensure that people who volunteer with us know how to work safely and without risks to health & develop a positive health and safety culture where safe and healthy working becomes second nature to everyone.
Listed below are some of the topics we will cover:
How Health & Safety issues affect Responders
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Carrying out Risk Assessments visual & written
We will of course also be making our members aware of our own current Sussex 4×4 Response Risk Assessment Manual which is a very comprehensive document covering all risks we are likely to encounter.
Akin to this is also a course on road & motoring law as a lot of our works are carried out on the roads of Sussex.
We are running our Off Road & Vehicle Recovery Training levels 1 and 2 this Weekend, 30th and 31st of March 2013
Before we can expect members to commit to responding, it’s important to make sure that they are properly equipped for the wide range of circumstances that they might be called upon to handle, and that means training.
Sussex 4×4 Response is developing its own training standards to provide a recognisable level of competence held by its responders. There is a wide range of training courses available to members but at its heart is practical off road driving and vehicle recovery training which takes place at a private off-road site in West Sussex which is a former chalk pit. The group’s latest training weekend caters for both those who had had little or no previous experience, and for those who have some experience or who had completed the level one course. This is the groups level two course.
Over the course of the weekend members will learn the safe approach to dealing with failed hill climbs, control of steep ascents and descents, driving side slopes and crossing, ascending and descending a deep gulley, Wading & slippery surfaces. On the vehicle recovery front, members will be shown the safe way to tow a vehicle and to be towed, and how to recover a vehicle that has slipped off the road.