Channel Islands Air Search still needs more funds for new aircraft


With the delivery of the new Lions’ Pride Channel Islands Air Search (CIAS) aircraft just over six months away, the charity still needs to raise approximately a further £200,000 to fund its purchase.

Chief Officer of CIAS, Colin Ferbrache said: ‘The outpouring of support for CIAS has been fantastic but we still have some way to go of future-proofing the existence of the service with our ultimate  purchase of a new aircraft.

‘We’ve recently had a very generous donation of over £33,000 with funds raised from Jersey’s Swimarathon in March and continue to be humbled by donations, both big and small, from Channel Islanders.

“Let us not also forget that aside from the outstanding amount required for the new aircraft, the annual running costs to keep CIAS in the skies are currently £140,000 so fund raising efforts will always be ongoing.’