Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley has announced £10,000 of funding for Lowland Search & Rescue Oxfordshire.
This is part of a £30,000 total awarded through PCC’s Community Fund, which will be split across the five Lowland Search and Rescue Teams based in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
Matthew said: “The support that Thames Valley’s five search and rescue organisations provide to the police is invaluable. Their assistance in searching for vulnerable and missing people can help to save lives and bring closure for families in the worst of circumstances.
“I am therefore delighted to be able to provide £30,000 of core funding to help support the vital role of each of these Search and Rescue organisations who keep our communities safe across Thames Valley.”
Marcus Nurton, Chairman for Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire, said: “Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire are very grateful to the PCC for providing funding to our charity. Vehicle insurance, maintenance and fuel are paramount to our operations, and knowing we have funds in place for the future is fantastic news for our organisation.”
The Community Fund supports voluntary and community groups that help to prevent crime and keep communities safe. Money for the scheme comes from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners.