Burg-Wächter UK’s ‘Secure Communities Scheme’ is providing timely help for South Liverpool Sea Cadets, a self-funding charity. The security specialist received an impressive appeal from the children’s organisation for the free-of-charge security support that the Secure Communities Scheme affords. With repairs and replacement of equipment happening now, ready for next year’s boating season, the timing of Burg-Wächter’s assistance could not be better.
Burg-Wächter donated to South Liverpool Sea Cadets ten ratchet straps to secure sailing and kayaking craft to trailers plus ten saltwater- and rust-proof padlocks for securing equipment when it is next to rivers and the sea.
Gary Devaney, Chair of South Liverpool Sea Cadets comments:
“It was my daughter, Sarah, who found out about Burg-Wächter’s assistance for charities. We’re very grateful for this help. I’d got hold of the company’s catalogue and went through it. Many of the company’s products are ideal for us. Applying for the Burg-Wächter equipment was very straight forward. I went onto the company’s website and followed the link to its Secure Communities Scheme. Then all I had to do was to email some details to an address given there. I’m really pleased we made the effort!
“We have a number of sailing dinghies and kayaks on trailers, used to teach local children safe sailing and kayaking skills. These items are kept on two trailers by ratchet straps, which have now become worn and are no longer fit for purpose. The padlocks securing both trailers to a security post are now rusted and difficult to use, requiring replacement. Burg-Wächter’s equipment donation is going to solve all of that for us.”
South Liverpool Sea Cadets offers a broad range of activities for young people, including sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, rock climbing, camping and music. The charity aims to boost life skills and confidence, and also provides opportunities for members to gain qualifications that they can take forward into later life. Being a self-funded charity, the organisation does not charge children membership fees and funding for all equipment and trips are gained through grant applications. Donations for smaller items is essential to ensure the charity continues to remain solvent and able to offer training opportunities to children in the South Liverpool and Merseyside region.
Burg-Wächter’s Secure Communities Scheme gives regional community leaders and volunteers the chance to win a security kit worth up to £200 for their organisation. Any regional initiative that is run by or supports the local community can apply.
Burg-Wächter launched the scheme in recognition of the fact that people around the country who are doing their bit for their community should not have to worry about the security of their premises, equipment or storage areas. The company’s Secure Communities Scheme is its way of saying thank you to community leaders for supporting people in their area.
The type of project or organisation that the scheme is open to is very wide-ranging. It could be a scouts group; a local sports group like a cycling or football club; a school after-hours club; a hospital or healthcare community programme; a provider of events for children or pensioners; a facilitator of village activity; or a town/village charity. As long as the initiative is run by or supports the local community, and it has a specific security need Burg-Wächter would like to hear about it. Successful applicants will each receive a tailored security kit to help secure property, premises, equipment or storage areas to the value of £150 – £200 at retail price.
The Secure Communities Scheme is an ongoing initiative, which has already helped 105 regional causes through the provision of over 2,000 pieces of security equipment.
For further details of the scheme and rules of entry, click here
For information on Burg-Wächter’s range of wired camera kits and other home security products visit www.burg.biz/uk or call 01274 395 333.