Ways to support CamSAR

To provide its service, CamSAR is entirely funded by individual grants, the team’s own fundraising efforts and donations from the public. No one in CamSAR is paid for their work: all funds go directly to the running costs of the team, which are in the tens of thousands per year.

While you shop

The easiest way to support us!

co-op-logoUntil 7th October 2017, shop at the Co-op and 1% of your money comes to CamSAR if you pick us as your chosen charity. Please sign up and get shopping straight away!

Hundreds and hundreds of online retailers, from Homebase to New Look, Argos to Sky and Travelex, will donate a percentage of your purchase to CamSAR. Just register as a supporter of CamSAR using this link and then this one.

Direct donation

You can set up a one-off or regular donation via BT MyDonate. Please remember to GiftAid it!

You can also donate easily by texting “CSAR14 £2” to 70070, or however much you want to give us (e.g. “CSAR14 £10”). You will be able to add GiftAid to this too.

If you would like to post a cheque instead, please make it payable to Cambridgeshire Search and Rescue and send it to the address at the bottom of this page, along with a completed Gift Aid form.

Buy from our wishlist

Check our online wishlist for items big and small that the team need to keep going. Perfect if you want to know exactly where your donation has gone, and how you’ll be helping us find and rescue vulnerable people in their time of need.

Sponsorship events

Setting yourself a personal challenge is a great way to support your community at the same time as pushing your boundaries! If you want to support CamSAR with a sponsored event of some kind, let us know so we can provide you materials and support you in your quest.

You can set up a fundraising page on BT MyDonate and download sponsorship forms right now!

Book a speaker

Help us spread awareness of the work that we do! Respect for the privacy of the people we search for means that we don’t get into the news very much. If you can help our quiet work become better known, you will have done us and our future missing people a great service.

We are very happy to come and give a talk to your group or organisation – just get in touch here and we will make arrangements with you.

Fundraising support

CamSAR is looking for dedicated fundraisers to help at public events and increase awareness. If you can spare some time and would like to help, either regularly or with a one-off idea, please contact us at interest@camsar.org.

Training areas

We are constantly on the lookout for new and varied areas in which to conduct our training and resilience exercises. This is vital to constantly challenge our high standards and keep our skills fresh. If you have, or are responsible for, land which you might consider offering as a training zone for a Sunday or an evening, we would be very grateful to hear from you on info@camsar.org and to answer any questions you may have.

Support in-kind

CamSAR is grateful to the local businesses which have over the years supported us through undertaking work or supplying equipment at huge discounts or gratis, for example in vehicle maintenance. If there is something you think you may be able to help us with in this way, please drop us a message.