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18th Sep, 2021

Life-saving charity in Warwickshire benefits from boost

WARWICKSHIRE Search and Rescue have received a life-saving boost.

The charity which provides support to the emergency services for lost or injured people in the area, was awarded over £10,600 from the Morrisons Foundation.

The donation has enabled the charity to take to the skies using specialised drones to provide a birds-eye view of the landscape.

This means search and rescue operations can be undertaken more efficiently and safer than on the ground.

Charity chair Ian Malins said: “This support from the Morrisons Foundation has been instrumental in enabling Warwickshire Search and Rescue to train and equip our newly formed Drone Team. This will enhance our search capabilities and mean we can be more effective in supporting our police colleagues on high risk and vulnerable missing person searches.”

Joe Scargill from the Morrisons Foundation said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to provide a grant for this potentially life-saving piece of equipment for Warwickshire Search and Rescue. Knowing that this locally trusted charity is now better-equipped to rescue missing persons really does make me proud, particularly as the summer draws to a close and the nights are setting in early, which means the vital support the charity offers is needed more than ever.”

The foundation was set up by Morrisons supermarket in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives. Since launching, over £33million has been donated to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.

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