West Mercia Search & Rescue (WMSAR) is the official Lowland Rescue team for Herefordshire.
We have agreements to supply highly-trained volunteers to West Mercia Police and Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service whenever they need help with:- Missing vulnerable adults (dementia sufferers, mental ill-health sufferers etc.)- Missing children- People trapped by floods- People fallen in to rivers and waterways- Those lost or injured in remote areas like the Shropshire Hills, forestry and farmland
We currently have 2 bases in Telford and Worcester, and we are crowdfunding to buy a 3rd, mobile base trailer for our Herefordshire and South Shropshire callouts.
The location of the trailer - which will house medical equipment, stretchers, hypothermia blankets, lighting and water-rescue kit - will allow the team to deploy much faster and more safely in the west of our area, without having to wait for the vehicles to arrive from our other bases.
All of our members are volunteers, and all of our kit is either self-funded, or bought with charitable donations. We need your help to purchase this trailer, so we can help the most vulnerable members of your community.
EDIT 5th December: The trailer has been funded by a special donation from a sponsor. Additionally, the Round Table of Hereford has donated £500 towards kitting it out with medical gear. We are now crowdfunding for the remaining communications and rescue gear to go in the trailer itself, for the livery and security items, and for training to safely use the trailer.
For more information on the work of the team, see our website at http://wmsar.org.uk/herefordshire-mobile-unit
To pledge us a donation towards the trailer, please hit the big BLUE button on the right.