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CAVRA Press Release – Jan 2020

CAVRA Press Release 2 – Jan 2020

CAVRA-Flood-Report -Feb 2020

CAVRA Press Release 4 – May 2020 

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CAVRA Press Release 1 – 2021

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Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association. CAVRA

Civil Aid Voluntary Rescue Association. CAVRA

Cavra provide assistance in flooding, search and rescue, adverse weather conditions and water-based safety cover, DEFRA registered team asset / charity.

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World Drowning Prevention Day 25 July 2021 Today is an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities around the world and offer life-saving solutions for prevention. Globally, an estimated 235,600 people drown every year, and drowning is among the ten leading causes of death for children aged 5-14 years. In 2020 the UK saw an increase in accidental drownings with the key issues being:* Inland open waters, such as rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs and quarries continue to be the leading locations with 58% of deaths.* Males continue to over represent with 78% of deaths.* Almost half of (43%) people had no intention to enter the water, such as those walking, with causes including slips, trips and falls, being cut off by the tide, or swept in by waves.(Full UK 2020 report) Source: WHO.intOPEN WATER SAFETY TIPSAround 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. The basic principles of open water safety, combined with knowledge and understanding of the hazards, can increase the enjoyment of open water and significantly reduce the number of incidents that occur each year.The benefits of swimming and dipping in open water are well documented. Not only does being in or on open water allow new adventure it also has documented benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing. All of these hazards can be controlled through proper organisation and planning. Risks to consider in open water include:* The shock of cold water can make swimming difficult and increase the difficulty in getting out of the water* Lack of safety equipment and increased difficulty for rescue* The height of the fall or jump if tombstoning* The depth of the water – this changes and is unpredictable* Underwater objects and hazards may not be visible* Obstacles or other people in the water* Strong currents can rapidly sweep people away* Uneven banks and river beds* Water quality, e.g. toxic algal blooms and industrial/agricultural pollution (Source: RLSS.org)#watersafety #savinglives #alwaysoncall #coldwatershock #drowningprevention #staysafe ... See MoreSee Less
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The last 12 months have been “challenging” to say the least!

We have come through a general election, the excitement of Brexit, followed by
Storms Ciara and Dennis, with the ensuing floods that so badly affected South Wales.

COVID 19 came along and, we don’t know when the pandemic will be over, with another two months before 2021 arrives!

Like many Charities, we have offered our services and are struggling to survive, as 99% of our income has been lost due to events being cancelled.

But, there is also another side to this situation.

Whilst we continue to be available, what is disappointing is the actions of some agencies and charities.

This ranges from a lack of support or use, not being as helpful as they might, to sticking their heads in the sand, up to and including total obstruction.
At the end of the day, we are all trying to save lives!

There is much disparity between the large, rich and powerful charities and the smaller independent ones, this is not dissimilar to the situation that currently exists whereby small stores have to close completely, and large supermarkets are allowed to remain open…..

Just think, the next time you want to use something, will it still be there……