A charity built up of dedicated 4×4 volunteers covering far across Hampshire and Berkshire have been assisting frontline Emergency services to ensure they are equipped with the much needed personnel protective equipment and food to continue the fight against the worldwide pandemic.
Volunteers have been working tirelessly alongside Serve On Portsmouth CRT to ensure the demand has been met. The 4×4 response group have deployed 26 responders covering 75 tasks collecting over 217 vital supplies and have driven a staggering 5597 miles to serve their community.
They have successfully completed 100% of the tasks handed to them. We must appreciate that many organisations backing the vital frontline services go without any recognition. The teams of responders deserve to be praised for their efforts to date. Thank you!
Hampshire 4×4 Response said;
“We are but a small cog in a very large wheel doing our bit, but we could not do this as a charity without the continued support of our fantastic team of responders”
What do they do?
Hampshire & Berkshire 4×4 Response is a registered charity and consists of a group of volunteers who offer their time and their 4×4 vehicles to provide assistance principally to category 1 and category 2 responders, such as Police, Ambulance, Doctors and Local Authorities via the Local Resilience Forums set up by the Civil Contingencies Act (2004). This is often in extraordinary circumstances or extremes of weather, such as heavy snow or flooding. We also work extensively with local charities at their events, offering logistics support and advice wherever possible and engaging with the people in our local communities to raise the awareness of our group, what we do and ensure we have good relationships with those we volunteer our time for.
We typically perform a variety of roles, including the relocation of people or equipment, access to areas that could not be reached by ‘normal’ vehicles, or recovery of stranded people or critical equipment. We principally deal with key strategic objectives of category 1 responders, enabling them to still be able to operate in the harshest conditions where they would otherwise not be able to function.