The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a non-profit organisation that saves lives on South African waters. Sea Rescue is run by over 900 highly skilled volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year. Donations and sponsorships cover the annual running cost of R28m. The volunteers save the NSRI a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum.
The NSRI has 31 coastal and 4 inland stations. It has a fleet of 92 rescue craft, 24 vehicles and access to a range of helicopters. NSRI enjoys a good working relationship with other emergency services and believes that it is through team effort that lives are saved.
The NSRI has initiated an education arm called WaterWise, which teaches children what to do in an emergency and gives them the confidence to “breathe for their buddy” while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. WaterWise targets the disadvantaged youth between the ages of nine and 14, because statistically they are the most at risk (South African Medical Research Council, 2006).
Through the WaterWise programme youngsters are made aware of the dangers around water and to give them hands on practical experience on how to act in an emergency. WaterWise encourages all South Africans to be more sensible and better prepared. The core message is: learn the local emergency number and be a proactive bystander by knowing what to do while you wait for the ambulance to arrive.
The NSRI believe that if more youngsters are empowered with the valuable life skill of CPR, and coached to have the confidence to be efficient first responders in emergency situations, fewer water related incidents would result in drownings.
A little known fact is that the International status of a country’s airport is dependent on its having a national sea rescue like the NSRI. This international status not only opens our doors to tourism but also allows us to join the global business world of import and export, which in turn, has a positive effect on our country’s economy.
To continue its existence and be able to provide what adds up to be great benefits for our country, the NSRI relies heavily on donations from the public, particularly since it only receives a 10% subsidy from the government to help meet its budget obligations.
National Sea Rescue is compliant under the BEE legislation.
The NSRI is asking you to please take part in their renowned and exciting Car Competition that helps raise the funds that are desperately need. Each ticket you take gives you an entry into the fantastic DOUBLE MITSUBISHI DRAW – yes, you could win 2 Mitsubishi vehicles.
- 1st GRAND PRIZE: 2 Mitsubishi vehicles – a Pajero Sport 2.5 GLS Auto 4X4 and an ASX 2.0 (classic) – together valued at over R800 000.00!
- 2nd prize: R250 000.00 in cash! – That’s a quarter of a million Rand!
- 3rd prize: A trip of your dreams to the value of R80 000.00!
Price per ticket R650.
Only 29 000 tickets are available .
You can’t win if you don’t enter, so please call Dina Fernandes at the NSRI Call Centre on (021) 430 4703, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site: http://www.nsri.org.za/ways-to-support-us/pajero-competition/
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