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METAL DETECTOR USERS AND THE PUBLIC...
Nationally, throughout the hobby, clubs offer a Free Search & Recover Service to the public, industry, local authorities, and public utilities. Recently in the Northwest, we have had one hundred and forty seven confirmed requests to search for lost items, with one hundred and twenty two positive results. A success rate of over 82%. By far, the majority of searches involved the recovery of rings and other items of personal jewellery. Seventy-
Metal detecting clubs frequently assist in environmental projects..... Clearing water areas frequented by swans and other wildlife of lead weights, fish hooks and discarded line. Removing dangers like metal drinks cans, shredded by grass-
DETECTOR USERS AND CHARITIES...
Ever mindful of their own good fortune in having both the health and the opportunity to take part in an interesting and energetic outdoor pursuit, metal detecting clubs invariably support national and local charities. Here in the Northwest the latest figure to hand totals, £31,320 made in donations by our clubs. Fifty three national and local charities have received support including:-
The Spinal Unit Action Group
The Spastics Association
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Rett Syndrome Association
Save the Children
A large variety of local hospices and appeals. Many charity organisations contribute to their own success by negotiating sites on which to hold fund-
DETECTOR USERS SHARING THEIR KNOWLEDGE...
Individual clubs, and individual club members, are always prepared to attend functions with portable displays of their finds and to talk on their activities in the field. Such displays are usually accompanied by metal-