Cambridge Search and Rescue to use drone to aid its work after Morrisons Foundation donation
Cambridge Search and Rescue is buying a specialised drone to enhance its ability to search for lost and injured people in rural areas after a donation of £4,950.
The money came from the Morrisons Foundation, the supermarket's charitable arm.
Barry Carter, chairman of Cambridge Search and Rescue said: “We are so appreciative to receive this funding as it will enable us to greatly expand our capabilities through the purchase of a specialised aerial drone.
“This emerging technology will greatly complement our search abilities by being able to deploy quickly and cover large areas quicker – key when time is a factor in the survivability of many of our missing persons. In addition, this drone will enable us to do this in hostile terrains that would otherwise be difficult or more hazardous for our foot searchers to achieve safely.”
Joe Scargill, Morrisons Foundation specialist said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to provide a grant for this potentially life-saving piece of equipment for Cambridge Search and Rescue. Knowing that this locally trusted charity is now better-equipped to rescue missing persons really does make us proud.”
The Morrisons Foundation was established in 2015 and awards grants for charity projects which help improve people’s lives.
More than £33million has been donated by the foundation to hundreds of charities across England, Scotland and Wales.