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Email us at secretary@berkshirerescue.org.uk if you can help
Can you rescue us?

Someone is reported missing every 90 seconds in the UK. There are 353,000 reported missing incidents every year. Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue is one of the 34 Lowland Rescue teams who provide specialist Search & Rescue services to the emergency services across the UK.
 
We are the oldest Lowland Rescue team and have been providing services to the people of Berkshire since 1980 working in partnership with Thames Valley Police in the search for high risk missing vulnerable persons, such as children and the elderly, in Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

But here's the crunch...

We are in desperate need of a permanent Base of Operations. Somewhere where we can store our vehicles and equipment and train our members. Ideally, we are looking for a centrally located space within the Bracknell, Wokingham or east Reading areas.

Our appeal to you is to help us find new premises at an affordable rent. It is perhaps worth putting this into context. During last year, we were deployed 104 times, contributed 13,203 volunteering hours and thus provided a £774,439 benefit to the police at a cost of £0 to the public purse. So, we would benefit from a little help ourselves...
 
How you might be able to help us
 
Do you have a space or building that you could offer us with 24/7 access?
 
Option 1
 
A secure building that could accommodate a large training room, mess room, equipment storage etc. This might be a warehouse, farm building or workshop/garage. Ideally, we are looking for around 8000 sqft in total with 3,000 sqft internal space. The outside area needs to hold x4 vans and x1 boat trailer.
 
Option 2
 
An area where we can store the vehicles and kit only. For this we would need around 5000 sqft external and 2000 sqft internal

If you cannot help us with building facilities, could you perhaps help financially in some way?  
 
BLSAR is entirely paid for by its own fundraising efforts, local community events, grants and donations. It takes around £20,000 a year to keep us operational. EVERY penny raised/donated goes towards saving lives in Berkshire and the Thames Valley.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this.  
 
If you can help us in any way, please email the secretary@berkshirerescue.org.uk
Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue Team
c/o Project Office, Moat House Annexe,
Arborfield, Berkshire, RG2 9LN

Email:  secretary@berkshirerescue.org.uk
Phone:  0300 321 0384
BLSAR is a UK registered charity no. 1046861
BLSAR is a member team of the Lowland Rescue
Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue Team
c/o Project Office, Moat House Annexe,
Arborfield, Berkshire, RG2 9LN

Email:  secretary@berkshirerescue.org.uk
Phone:  0300 321 0384
BLSAR is a UK registered charity no. 1046861
BLSAR is a member team of the Lowland Rescue