WightSAR provide skilled volunteers to assist Hampshire Constabulary and other agencies in searches for vulnerable missing persons on the Isle of Wight. We rely on donations from the public and Support from sponsors to fund our team.
WightSAR partners with Bag It Up!
Isle of Wight Search and Rescue (WightSAR) are pleased to announce that we have become partners with ‘Bag It Up’ a leading clothing and recycling organisation that helps local charities raise essential funds by collecting and reselling of clothes, shoes and textiles.
It is estimated that more than 1 million tonnes of textiles are send to landfill each year. Good quality items which can be reused donated through this scheme are sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide. 'End of life' garments are recycled into industrial wipers and cloths, mattress filling, insulation and new fibres.
Our partnership with ‘Bag It Up’ is very important as WightSAR is a voluntary organisation that relies 100% on charitable donation and as such receives no external funding to provide its 24/7 service to the Island. This new partnership means that donations can now be received in the form of unwanted clothing, shoes or textiles at one of the 10 recycling banks located across the island
The donation banks are located at:
• Arreton Barns – Main Road, Arreton
• Binstead Post Office – Binstead Hill, Ryde
• Brading Town Trust Car Park – Brading
• Co-op – Landguard Road, Shanklin
• Co-op – Anglesea Street, Ryde
• Morrisons – Newport Road, Sandown
. Morrisons - Newport
• Riverside Centre – The Quay, Newport
• The Horse & Groom – Shalfleet
• The Prince of Wales – York Avenue, East Cowes
To ensure your donated items are kept dry and protected, Islanders are asked to put items in any type of bags before donating them, such as bin liners or carrier bags.