RAPID UK is an acronym for 'Rescue And Preparedness In Disasters'. It is a UK based charity that was set up in 1996 in response to an international requirement for specialist search and rescue teams.
The charity's primary objective is to offer relief for human suffering and distress in any part of the world that has come about from disaster of any kind, as well as the protection and preservation of human life. This is achieved by deploying suitably trained and experienced search and rescue response teams whenever a request for assistance is received.
The service offered by RAPID UK is not charged for and the charity receives no governmental support. All members offer their skills and services for free and fund-raising is the only means of raising money.
If you're a runner looking for a charity to support when competing in your next marathon, half marathon or triathlon, RAPID UK would greatly benefit from any funds you could raise.
Further details visit www.rapiduk.org.uk
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