Readers with long memories may recall that, some three years ago, IMRF Members the UK's Maritime and Coastguard Agency kindly donated over 100 handheld VHF radios for distribution through our 'Members Assisting Members' scheme. Many of these units have been helping save lives around the world ever since. But not quite all of them.
Sometimes bureaucracy can be a slow business – and radios are subject to quite a lot of border bureaucracy! But we get there in the end, usually. We recently heard from Asanka Nanayakkara, Secretary-General of the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka, letting us know that the 11 units allocated to LSASL have finally been delivered.
The arrival of the radios, wrote Asanka, "really sent a buzz through the entire team and everyone connected with our association. The generous support of fellow IMRF Members helps us continue in our mission and to assist those in danger in our community."
People say that 'a little goes a long way'. And so it does – eventually!