Mountain Rescue



NEWSAR is a volunteer Search and Rescue (Mountain Rescue) Organisation. Our primary operating area is in North East Wales mainly covering the counties of Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and parts of Conwy and Powys.

The team also regularly assists Mountain Rescue teams elsewhere in North Wales as well as Lowland Search and Rescue teams in Cheshire and Shropshire and deal with an average of 80 callouts a year. The team was originally formed in 1981 under the name Clwyd Rescue Team, changing to North East Wales Search And Rescue in 1994.

Support NEWSAR

It costs approximately £30,000 a year to run the Team – this covers fuel and repairs for our vehicles, protective equipment for team members, training courses and team equipment such as ropes, stretchers etc.

As NEWSAR is a Registered Charity the vast majority of this money is raised through grants, individual donations, legacies, street collections and collection tins.

In order to continue to assist with the search for vulnerable missing adults and children, NEWSAR needs to replace our aging and unreliable Incident Control Vehicle. It is vital that we purchase this van without it NEWSAR volunteers are unable to swiftly respond to requests for help. This can include searching for those suffering from mental health issues and those living with the dementia.

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