Posted: Mon 23rd Jan 2023

North East Wales Search and Rescue Team reaches huge fundraising goal for new incident control van

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2023

North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) has reached its fundraising target of £79,000 for a new incident control van.

The volunteer team launched an urgent fundraising appeal as it looks to replace its ageing incident control van.

The vehicle is integral to search and rescue operations the team are called to, without it, they would be unable to respond to many of the calls they are scrambled to in the region.

The incident control van is used to coordinate search and rescue efforts in the North East Wales region.



The organisation, which relies on public donations, said it is currently outfitting the new vehicle with all the necessary electronics, radios, workspaces, and other equipment to make it functional for its needs.

In a statement, NEWSAR thanked the public for their support and generous donations. “We did it!!! Thank you everyone for your support and generous donations. We hit our target of £79,000, all from public donations,” the statement said.

The incident control van will be used to coordinate search and rescue efforts in the North East Wales region.

The organisation said it looks forward to sharing updates on the van’s progress over the coming months.

The new van will be a vital tool for the NEWSAR team in their mission to save lives and provide support to those in need.

Their tireless efforts are a testament to the dedication and selflessness of the volunteers who make up the organisation.

The public’s generosity in donating to this worthy cause will ensure that the NEWSAR team can continue their life-saving work with the best equipment possible.

24 hours 7 days a week

NEWSAR team members are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The search and rescue team’s primary operating area is in North East Wales mainly covering the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham, and parts of Conwy and Powys.

The team also regularly assists Mountain Rescue teams elsewhere in North Wales as well as Lowland Search and Rescue teams in Cheshire and Shropshire.



NEWSAR volunteers also assist Police in searching for vulnerable people who are missing from home or those in need of rescue.

All team members are volunteers, and we do not receive any payment for providing this service to the Police.

As NEWSAR is a Registered Charity, the vast majority of this money is raised through grants, individual donations, legacies, street collections, and collection tins.

  • To donate click here or contact [email protected] about potential larger donations including company or organisation sponsorship options. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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