DISASTER response charity Serve On is calling on the community to come to its aid as it searches for a new home.

The charity is currently based at Salisbury Fire Station but is looking for a bigger space.

Operations manager Craig Elsdon said: “We have outgrown our current home at the fire station. It has been absolutely fantastic to be able to work alongside the fire service at Salisbury station and we look forward to continuing this great working relationship.”

Serve On needs to find a new home before the end of April.

It needs a big enough space to be able to store its kit and carry out training for up to 30 people.

Assistant chief fire Officer Byron Standen, of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Since our combination in 2016, Salisbury has become the centre of our Service activities, and the fire station’s proximity to our headquarters makes it a very useful site for development. As part of our continual drive to reduce our premises costs and maximise our service delivery to the public, a number of options are being considered for the space currently used by Serve On. We wish Serve On well with finding a new base, and look forward to continuing our work with them in support of the local community.”

Serve On provides humanitarian assistance and disaster response in the UK and internationally. It is looking to expand its community resilience team and roll out the scheme to other areas including Portsmouth.

The community resilience team provide support to the emergency services during severe weather events like flooding, as well as assist with local events.

The charity currently has about 40 volunteers but is always looking for more. It is is also working on a community resilience qualification for volunteers.

Craig said: “If there is anyone out there from 14, there is no upper age limit, who wants to see how they can get involved with us and learn new skills, gain qualifications and help their community while doing it, we’d love to hear from them.”

He added: “We’ve got lots going on. Our biggest thing is we need a home,”

Serve On also got a boost of more than £19,500 for life-saving equipment from the Department of Transports Rescue Boat Grant Fund. It will be used to buy a boat and other equipment.

Last Christmas, volunteers from the charity were patrolling the River Avon to highlight to students the dangers of drowning, when they spotted and rescued a man who had fallen into the river and was at risk of succumbing to the cold.

Anyone who can help Serve On in its search for a new home email Craig on info@serveon.org.uk