Posts Tagged ‘Swindon’

WILSAR are recruiting!

Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) are recruiting! Do you know someone who has the passion, time and energy to be part of a busy Search and Rescue team? WILSAR are looking for potential new trainee members, and are holding an open evening in Devizes on the 15th of July. Here you will meet some of the team and gain an insight into what we do and what we expect from our volunteers. We will be looking to take on and train 6-10 new volunteers beginning almost straight away.

For more information, venue and times, please email with a little bit about yourself and why you’re interested in volunteering with WILSAR.


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2015-28 Callout Swindon

Tuesday 30th June 2015

Called out at 17:45 to assist Wiltshire Police in the search for a despondent male in the Coate Water area.

MisPer located and taken to hospital. Team stood down at 19:00.

2015-27 Callout Swindon

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 21:15 to search for a male with dementia in Swindon.

Team stood down while setting up RV at 22:15 as MisPer was located in Wroughton.

2015-25 Callout Swindon

Monday 15th June 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 22:00 to assist in the search for a missing despondent male in North Swindon.

MisPer located by police during Team briefing. Stood down at 23:40.

2015-22 Callout Swindon

Monday 25th May 2015

Tasked by Wiltshire Police at 10:00 to search for a high risk missing male in the Swindon area.
The MisPer was safely located by Police Officers as the team finished their briefing and were starting to deploy.
Team stood down at 11:50.

2015-19 Callout Swindon

Saturday 25th April 2015

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 06:00 to search for a vulnerable missing female in the Gablecross area of Swindon.

Team stood down at 08:30 as MisPer located.

2015-16 Callout Swindon

Sunday 12th April, 2015.

Called out by Wiltshire Police at 01:30 to search for a missing teenager in Swindon.

Team stood down at 04:15 as MisPer located.

Honda donation “Generates” new kit for WILSAR!

11 March 2015  |  News  |  , , , ,

Every three months, Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) in Swindon holds an internal charity poll. The employees suggest the charities and from these suggestions, three are chosen for the poll.  Employees will then  vote for their favourite.

Wiltshire Search and Rescue (WILSAR) were put forward by an employee and voted for as a deserving cause. Also voted for this time was the very worthy Parkinson’s UK charity. Several of our current and former volunteers have been employed at the Honda plant, so this only strengthens WILSAR’s bond with the company.EU20i

The donation of £500 couldn’t have come at a better time for WILSAR as we were about to replace an unserviceable generator (with a Honda one obviously!) Honda’s EU series of generators are very quiet running which is important for when we set up RV in residential areas, especially at unsociable hours! The generator will be used to charge our batteries for lighting and radios and to power the  search planning equipment in our control van.

WILSAR receives no statutory funding and rely entirely on public donation and Team fundraising so we are ever so grateful to Honda for their kind donation.

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2015-07 Callout Swindon

28 February 2015  |  Latest callouts  |  , , ,

Friday 13th February 2015. Callout in Swindon. Called at 19:00 to assist in search for despondent female who returned home while team en route.

2014-39 Callout Swindon

29 December 2014  |  Latest callouts  |  , ,

Monday 29th December 2014. Called at 0350 hours to assist Wiltshire Police with the search for a missing despondent male in the Swindon area. Male located as team en route and was taken to hospital with stand down at 0440 hours.