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The Community Rescue Service are a Charitable Search & Rescue Organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland.

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River-Raft Challenges 2024

Our popular River-Raft Challenges are back for 2024 and work is well under way to make them bigger and better than ever!! A fun-filled, action packed day full of thrills, splashes and lots of laughter.

Enter as a team of 4* in your best (or worst) fancy dress and arm yourselves with water pistols as you prepare to take on the River-Raft Challenge. Your team will be provided with an inflatable boat, paddles, and buoyancy aids to keep you safe on the water. Launch your raft and paddle your way to victory along your local river.

After you complete your River-Raft Challenge you’ll enjoy a free BBQ along with prizes for fancy dress, highest sponsorship raised, best team name and more.

Register your team by clicking on the links below, then start your fundraising efforts. Each team member must raise ‘at least’ £100 each in sponsorship.
*each team member must be at least 12 years old.

Lagan River-Raft Challenge
Belfast – Saturday 20th July

Mourne River-Raft Challenge
Strabane – Sunday 28th July

Bann River-Raft Challenge
Newferry – Saturday 3rd August


Our Story

The Community Rescue Service (CRS) is a charitable search and rescue organisation operated by volunteers from communities across Northern Ireland.

We are the only accredited Lowland Rescue search and rescue organisation in N Ireland and hold full membership of the Association of Lowland Search and Rescue (ALSAR).

We provide all aspects of search and rescue falling under the remit of Lowland Rescue including ground, inland water, bike, boat and more.


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To deliver a 'best in class' service and work in partnership with others to ensure the safety and well-being of our community.

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If you think you can devote some of your spare time and energy into helping your community then please email us at , at which point a team member will contact you to discuss how you can help us. Please include your contact details and an indication of the unit you would like to join.

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