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Search Dogs Sussex were awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services 2015 - the highest award a voluntary group can receive in UK.

This highly prestigious award represents fantastic recognition for the many years of dedicated service given freely by members of the search and rescue dog team and our much loved search dogs who work just as hard!. We train for literally 100’s of hours both day and night to provide Sussex with a professional nationally qualified search and rescue capability. I thoroughly recommend anybody considering this type of volunteering to get in touch with us. We have many different roles within the search team and by working alongside the other emergency services you would be part of a bigger team that often makes the difference between life and death for the vulnerable missing person.
Steve Ball, Chairman, Search Dogs Sussex
Steve Ball along with his daughter and Sharon Plowright from the team attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on the 20th May 2015 where they met and discussed the lifesaving work we do with the Queen.

The team were formally presented with the award by the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex in November 2015.

See our Queens Award picture gallery for some great pictures of us celebrating this great achievement!
We provide nationally qualified volunteer search dog teams to help find missing and vulnerable people.