From time to time one of my four brother-in-laws manages to quietly surprise and impress me. This year is the turn of my sister Lyn's husband Chris, with his work for 'Berkshire Rescue Dogs SAR' ...
A chuckle with brother-in-law Chris on my wedding day in 2012
In September this year, seven dogs and eight human team members of Berkshire Search and Rescue Dog team will be taking a five-day break from their search volunteer work, to undertake the “3 Peak Challenge” ... and Chris will be one of the team, along with his trainee SAR dog, English Shepherd Saxon.
The challenge will take place over three of the UK’s largest mountains, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. In a twist to the usual '3 Peak Challenge', the team are planning to meet and train with their Mountain Rescue counterparts on each of the three peaks.
Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs (Berkshire SAR Dogs) is a volunteer dog organisation on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist Search & Rescue Teams, the Police and other Emergency Services. Their primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Berkshire and its surrounding areas.
This will be a very tough challenge for both human and canine members of the #4paws3peaks team, so please help them achieve their charity goal, by spreading the word!
Also, if you would like to offer a donation to support this team's life-saving work, it will be very gratefully received on the link below:
Chris and his trainee SAR dog Saxon
By the way, as well as training Saxon as an SAR dog, Chris also trained fully qualified SAR dog Merlin! He writes a regular blog about his work as a 'Search and Rescue' handler, so if you would like to read more about his fascinating work with his very talented dogs, please pop over to:
Chris and his fully qualified SAR dog Merlin
Please don't forget, the 4paws3peaks challenge takes place: 7th September 2014 from 00:00 until the 13th September 2014 00:00
Regular updates will be made via Facebook
and also on Twitter:
Me 'n Polly would like to take this opportunity to wish the Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs' 4paws3peaks team, a safe, fun and successful challenge!!!!