BSAR is a registered charity (1073134). 100% of our funding comes from donations from the public, local businesses and occasional grants from Thames Valley Police however these cover only our basic running costs.

To purchase new equipment we rely on sponsorship from local companies and organisations, and donations from individuals. Some of the ways you can support us are below.

If you are a local business that wants to help, there are a number of ways you can do so, from hosting a collection tin for us, providing us with mechanical or technical services to keep our vehicles on the road and equipment in working order,  all the way to sponsorship for ‘big ticket’ items such as vehicles and boats. See our Sponsors page for details of other businesses that have helped us make a difference.

If you would like to make a personal donation or discuss collection tins or sponsorship, please contact us using the links on the Contact page and we’ll be in touch!

Easy Ways You Can Support Us

Donate via Localgiving

Localgiving is able to collect Gift Aid on our behalf to make your donation go further. 

To go to our page on Localgiving please click here.

Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

Nominate your Amazon account to donate on our behalf and every time you shop at, Amazon makes a donation to us on your behalf!

Buy us things from our Amazon wishlist.

Like an Army, we too march on our stomachs. Donations of sugary goodness to keep us going on those long cold nights are greatly appreciated! We are also always in need of other supplies to help keep our searches running.


We have signed up with JustTextGiving by Vodaphone. Now you can donate through your mobile phone by sending a text message to the following number: 70070

To donate £5 to Bucks Search and Rescue then text the following message:

BSAR10 £5 to this number 70070

JustTextGiving will accept any amount from £1 to £10 using the code BSAR10.