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Urgent Appeal

Why we need your help

NEWSAR is raising funds to buy a new Incident Control Vehicle.

We urgently need to replace our current aging (and unreliable) vehicle.

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Our aim is to raise £65,000 from public donations by June 2022 to pay for the purchase of the vehicle and to refit the interior with specialist equipment and power sources.

It is vital that we purchase this new vehicle, without it NEWSAR volunteers are unable to respond 24/7 to requests from the police to help search for vulnerable missing adults and children.

Our Incident Control Vehicle is a vital asset to the team. In addition to serving as a mobile Incident Control post, it

  • serves as an educational hub when NEWSAR team members visit school children and talk about safety outdoors and what to do in an emergency
  • helps transport team members to call outs and events and to deploy groups to search rural and semi urban areas to look for missing people
  • carries additional emergency equipment for specialist rescues, such as flood rescue.
  • provides a safe and warm shelter where we can treat casualties and a place from which to liaise with the emergency services and the families of those who have gone missing.

 

Contact fundraisingofficer@newsar.org.uk about potential larger donations including company or organisation sponsorship options.

 

Mock up of exterior of proposed new vehicle

Potential interior layout of proposed new vehicle

Welcome to the North East Wales Search and Rescue Team

 

In an emergency, always dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Police, then request Mountain Rescue.

 

NEWSAR Mission Statement

 

“To provide the Police, Ambulance Service and local communities with a highly competent search and rescue capability that can be deployed swiftly, safely and effectively 24 hours a day, 365 days per year”.

 

We are always keen to hear from people who wish to become Supporters Group members.

 

Welcome to the website of NEWSAR – North East Wales Search and Rescue Team. Here you will find details on what NEWSAR does, being a Team Member, the latest News and Incidents / Callouts, how we fundraise and how you can help.

 

NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation operating in North East Wales and mainly covers the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Wrexham, Powys and parts of Wirral and Cheshire.

 

Hopefully you will find the site informative but if you want to know anything else about us or have any comments on how we can improve the site, please contact us.

 

How Can You Help ?

 

For details of how you can help North East Wales Search and Rescue, please see our Fundraising Page.

 

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