Westcountry Rescue (George Koopman)

Westcountry Rescue was founded in 2012 and is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers providing rescue and first aid to motorsport in the South West of England. In 2019 we started a crowdfunding appeal to help replace our oldest rescue unit vehicle, and although we received enthusiastic support from clubs and individual competitors, it was not until February 2020 that the grant from the BMSTT topped up our appeal sufficiently to enable us to complete the purchase a more modern and well equipped vehicle.

It is also worthy of note that within weeks, Covid-19 had struck and motorsport was halted, and Westcountry Rescue’s simple business model meant that we did not quality for any of the national relief grants. Within a few months, the BMSTT again literally came to the rescue with their Covid-19 Support Fund Grant and provided a not insignificant amount of support. We are all incredibly grateful for the BMSTT’s continued support and enthusiasm, and can only hope that our involvement fully justifies their faith in us. A big thank you.