Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR), a registered charity, is a Lowland Rescue team providing professionally trained volunteers to assist the police with searches for vulnerable missing people (such as children, the elderly or despondent). Set up in 2003, HANTSAR is staffed entirely by volunteers. It has operational members who carry out the searches and support members who provide back-up with administration and fundraising activities. There are no paid staff. The charity receives no government or other official funding and is dependant on its own fundraising efforts. The charity relies heavily on the generosity of the general public to fund the running costs of its operational role. This cost currently stands at £24,000 per year.
The current coronavirus situation has resulted in the majority of our normal funding channels ceasing but we are still being deployed and using diesel and supplies which we need to replace.
Can you help us please?