HANTSAR receives £1500 to help improve off-road capability
Each year the Freemasons donate money to worthy causes. This is raised through various activities, such as raffles, dinner dances, golfing days, skydiving, abseiling, running marathons, donations, legacies, talks, etc. This year, Dave Bowen, Director of Ceremonies for The Royal Gloucester Chapter and member of Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR), was instrumental in securing a donation for his chosen charity. This charity was HANTSAR.
After extolling the virtues of HANTSAR and what we do in the community, Dave’s proposal was supported by the rest of the committee and the Chapter. Rob Castle, Treasurer of The Royal Gloucester Chapter of the Freemasons, kindly presented Phil Harvey, Vice Chair of HANTSAR, with the cheque for £1500.
Freemasonry is the second biggest donor of money to charities, after the big lottery, and Hampshire Search and Rescue is very grateful for their support. We would like to thank them for their very generous donation, which will go towards improving our off-road capability – essential for supporting casualties and delivering teams to hard to access areas.
HANTSAR is a voluntary organisation, which provides round the clock cover to assist the police and other agencies to search for vulnerable missing persons. As a charity, we rely totally on donations and membership subscriptions for funding. This donation will be a great boost to our fundraising