Herefordshire Rescue Unit - Mobile Trailer

by wmsar in Hereford

We did it
On 30th December 2015 we successfully raised £310 with 3 supporters in 42 days

West Mercia Search & Rescue Charity needs some life-saving medical and rescue equipment for Herefordshire.

by wmsar in Hereford

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

To pledge us a donation towards the trailer, please hit the big BLUE button on the right. 

Thank you!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A massive thank you for helping us to help others.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A thank-you message on our website and social media!

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Your name on a list of donors, displayed on the trailer itself.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Your name in larger lettering on the trailer, and a signed certificate recognising your support of the team's work.

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£200 Reward

Your name on the trailer in even larger lettering, a certificate recognising your support, and a chance to meet the team at a training demonstration in Summer 2016 for you and your family.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Your name on the trailer, a certificate and a unique opportunity to join the team for a full day of training and demonstrations in Summer 2016, where you get to see behind the scenes of a rescue team.

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