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WightSAR Fund Raising



Our dedicated WightSAR team are on call 24/7, 365 days a year to support Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary

to search for high risk, vulnerable missing people across the IOW.


WightSAR receives no statutory funding and relies totally on fundraising and donations for our operational running costs, vital equipment purchases and any additional projects.


Members are all volunteers who pay for their own personal equipment, clothing, fuel, training and expenses.


Fundraising is a never ending task for WightSAR members and the recent COVID crisis has severely impacted on our fundraising income.


There are several ways individuals and organisations / businesses can help support our life saving searches:



Look out for our COLLECTION POTS in various stores and pop your donation into one.


If any business feels able to host one of our Collection Pots please email


Pots are emptied on a regular basis by one of our team


Look out for our TEXTILE BANKS at 5 different locations across the Island and pop your unwanted textiles into one to help us raise vital funds


The Textile Clothing banks are located at:

· Arreton Barns – Main Road, Arreton : PO30 3AA

· Morrisons – Newport Road, Sandown: PO36 9PA

· Morrisons - Newport: PO30 3AA

· ​Well Rd Car Park  East Cowes: PO32 6SP

· The Prince of Wales Public House – York Avenue, East Cowes: PO32 6JT


Register for a FREE account at EASY FUNDRAISING and choose Isle of Wight Search & Rescue as your chosen charity. Every time you shop at a registered store, we will receive a percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.



Text  SEARCH TO 70450 to Donate any amount from £1 upwards. 


We have also just complied a WightSAR Amazon Wish List. This is an easy way to support WightSAR by purchasing an item from the list. There is something for everyones purse. This helps us reduce our operational costs and is really appreciated by the team. Have a look using the link below.


Co Op Local Community Fund 

We are delighted to announce we have been chosen as one of the Co Op Local Community Fund Charities from now until October 2024.  

You can now support us when shopping at any Co Op.

Every time a Co-op member buys a selected Co-op branded product, 2p for every pound spent goes to your chosen charity. 

To find out more and choose WightSAR as your cause please click on this link:

Every penny will go towards vital equipment for our new Incident Control Vehicle and will help us save more lives.  


WightSAR welcomes support from any commercial company or other organisation. There are many ways you can help.

· Financial donation. This can be in the form of a one off donation or to fund a specific piece of vital, much needed equipment. Your generosity will be represented on our website and we are more than happy to be jointly featured in any advertising or promotional material.

· Equipment or service donation. If your company produces or sells equipment that may be useful to our role or anything that we could use in in our regular fundraising raffles as a prize.

· Ongoing sponsorship. We would like to develop relationships with businesses that are seeking a cause to support on a regular basis.

· Fundraise for WightSAR as a one off event


If you would like to discuss any of the above with our Fundraising Lead please e mail

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