Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) was presented with a £10,000 cheque from Kent Police Photo: Kent Police

A charitable organisation dedicated to assisting the emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable people has received a donation from Kent Police.

Kent Search and Rescue (KSAR) was presented with a £10,000 cheque from Kent Police on Sunday 19 May 2024.

The organisation is made up of volunteer members who make themselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year to help find and rescue people who go missing and there is serious concern for their welfare.

The money was made available by the force’s Property Fund, which distributes money from the sale of unclaimed lost property or items seized during police operations.

Money raised from the fund is given to local groups which provide a service to communities in Kent throughout the year.

Head of Unit, Martin Kingman said: 

‘This donation makes a massive difference to us as charity.

‘The money is going to be used towards operational costs – as it costs us around £35,000 per year to operate, with fuel and insurance a significant part of our spend. This money will enable us to help more people in their hour of need.

‘We are so delighted to have been considered a worthy recipient by the property fund. This will make a significant difference to the people of Kent we serve. Thank you.’

Detective Superintendent Alice Ames from Kent Police added: 

‘KSAR are a valued partner that delivers outstanding work and support for Kent Police, Emergency Service partners and primarily the public.

‘I’m delighted to hand over this cheque on behalf of the Kent Police Property Fund so they can continue their life saving work.’

By Ed

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