HANTSAR awarded grant of £9350 from Government

HANTSAR awarded grant of £9350 from Government

HANTSAR’s team of highly trained volunteers have been awarded £9350 by the Department of Transport to fund new water rescue equipment.

Maritime Minister, John Hayes said: “Every day countless volunteers in water rescue charities across our island nation carry out vital work during emergencies, not only around our coasts but also keeping our rivers, lakes and inshore waters safe. 

It is imperative that we value and support their tireless efforts. I am delighted to be able to announce the latest round of funding, ensuring they have the equipment and resources they need to provide their round-the-clock lifesaving services.”

Tony Privett, Chairman of HANTSAR said: “HANTSAR receives no external funding and we raise all our own funds to carry out our search and rescue operations Therefore, this generous grant will make a huge difference to us for it allows us to purchase a rescue boat to extend our search and rescue capabilities to areas of water as well as assisting rescuing people in a flood environment.”

Rescue sled training