VOLUNTEERS who help find vulnerable missing people have been handed a donation by Buckinghamshire Building Society.

Bucks Search and Rescue (BSAR) is a member unit of the UK’s Lowland Rescue service and helps support the emergency services during search or rescue missions.

Buckinghamshire Building Society, which headquartered in Chalfont St Giles and aims to help the community around it, has donated £250 to BSAR so they can continue to provide essential support to the community in times of need.

Volunteers from the charity are available 24/7, 365 days a year to assist Thames Valley Police in looking for missing people in the region.

They help look for all types of vulnerable people including children and those with mental health issues or autism.

More than half of their operational searches are for suicidal/despondent people or those with dementia.

They help find those who do not intend to get lost, but their memory just does not let them find their way back home.

In addition to training online and individually during lockdown, BSAR also got involved with the Bucks PPE Hub.

They donated over 400 hours to assemble and deliver much needed items to care homes, GP surgeries, pharmacies, and dentists.

Commenting on the decision to donate to BSAR, Gerard ‘O’ Keeffe, CEO of Buckinghamshire Building Society, said: “Bucks Search and Rescue provide vital support at an extremely worrying time for missing, often vulnerable people and their families.

“We were pleased to make this contribution to help fund necessary training and resources for this local community volunteer organisation.”

To find out more about Bucks Search and Rescue and how you can help them in their mission, visit www.bsar.org.uk.