On Wednesday I visited the Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue team at Easthampstead Park. They showed me their facilities, talked about the good work the volunteers do, and discussed how to recruit more people and attract more financial support.
Lowland rescue specialises in helping find missing people on the request of the police. They also provide additional support in civil emergencies. Their two inflatable boats were most useful in winter floods. All the people involved give their time free. They train hard and provide important back up to families where a relative has gone missing.
They operate alongside RNLI and Mountain rescue for the kind of work they do. Anyone wishing to help by joining in as a volunteer of helping with fund raising should contact the Chairman, Kris Manning, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Over the last two years nationwide the organisation has responded to 1805 call outs.