Good News! Olympic Great Announced as Sussex Search and Rescue Patron

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World-famous Olympic runner Sally Gunnell OBE is officially the public face of Sussex Search and Rescue.

Sally who lives in Steyning, West Sussex, boasts two Olympic, three World, two European and six Commonwealth medals. She is the only female 400m hurdler to have won the Olympic and World titles and broken the world record.

She said: “I am delighted to be able to support such a wonderful charity. “The service that Sussex Search and Rescue offers is vital for our community and these volunteers give so much time and effort to help those that need them the most across Sussex. “I hope that I will be able to support SusSAR as it aims to raise vital funds it requires to remain operational as well as assist with spreading the word of upcoming projects, announcements and the great work they do.

“The service that Sussex Search and Rescue offers is vital for our community and these volunteers give so much time and effort to help those that need them the most across Sussex. “I hope that I will be able to support SusSAR as it aims to raise vital funds it requires to remain operational as well as assist with spreading the word of upcoming projects, announcements and the great work they do.

“I hope that I will be able to support SusSAR as it aims to raise vital funds it requires to remain operational as well as assist with spreading the word of upcoming projects, announcements and the great work they do.”

The charity is on call 24 hours a day, helping Sussex Police find vulnerable missing people. It receives no government funding.

Danny Wood, Chairman at Sussex Search and Rescue, said: “Sally Gunnell is one of Britain’s greatest ever athletes and we are proud to be able to call her our Patron. Today is a proud day in the history of our unit.”

For more information on Sussex Search and Rescue, and to get involved with the charity, visit the website. 

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