Recovery Industry Support Charity

 . . . .  working to provide immediate financial assistance to individuals working with in the Recovery Industry, who are impacted by a work-related accident.


Important Press Release 12th September 2018

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Vehicle Recovery is as old as the automobile itself. However, it only really became an organised industry in the early seventies see a History of Vehicle Recovery for more details, and has always been a dangerous occupation. Over the years many people have lost their lives, or have been seriously injured serving their fellow motorists and attending breakdowns and other incidents on our roads. 

RISC Mission Statement

The Charity was created to offer immediate assistance, to individuals, working within the Recovery Industry, To qualify -


At the European Tow Show in 2005, Nikki King of Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited, suggested that a new fund be set up. It was proposed, not as a challenge to other Benevolent Funds and Charities, but to complement them. Our strength would be immediate support, as soon as possible after the incident (often the most traumatic and distressing time for dependants) and something other organisations cannot always do.

During the summer of 2005 the Trustees Brian Hagan, Debbie Hewitt, Tom Johnson and Andy Lambert, were approached and all agreed to serve. In October 2005 an 'Inaugural' meeting took place at Warwick. The name Recovery Industry Support Charity (RISC) was selected. It was agreed to register the charity, with the Charity Commission. This was duly completed during 2006. The registered charity number is 1115517

A year later (again at the European Tow Show), Nikki's dream became a reality as RISC was chosen to be the Tow Shows selected Charity. It came as no surprise therefore, that during the show Nikki King OBE was presented with the prestigious Personal Achievement Award.

Getting Help and contacting RISC

Step One - Do you qualify?
The Charity was created to offer immediate financial assistance, to individuals, working within the Recovery Industry To qualify,

Step Two - Contact RISC
There are a number of ways you can contact RISC and this will be depending on the reason.

Note: For all none urgent matters please email us at and the correct person will get back to you.

Step Three - When requested to, download and fill out the form below
Go here to download the claim form. Please note submitting this form, should not be interpreted as an acceptance of your claim by RISC

Ways you can help:

1). The first option is to simply make a donation, by sending a cheque payable to Recovery Industry Support Charity, to. Isuzu Truck UK Limited, 164 Great North Road, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL9 5JN. FAO: Vijay Patel. If you want to do it by Bank Transfer, please call Vijay on 01707 282 930 for our details or copy them from the Standing Order form here.

2). Alternatively, have you considered making a small but regular contribution? This can be done, by downloading and completing a standing order form. It can be used both by individuals and Companies to help the Recovery Industry Support Charity, to help you. Download the SO form here

3). A simple idea that will cost you nothing is to click on the Amazon link below and make RISC your Amazon charity

4). Lastly how about organising an event? Again this costs you nothing (apart from a little time), because you get your friends (or enemies), to sponsor you. Here are some ideas: Get them to sponsor you to run in a marathon. Perhaps white water rafting is not your thing, well that's a good one to do then, (it will encourage them to sponsor you if they know you are 'bricking' it)

Just Given will do all the fund raising book keeping for you. You can even design a simple web page telling everyone what you are doing and then tell your friends about the page. Click Here for Just Giving

Meet our Trustees

The Current trustees are

The Chairman

Former Trustees

Please click on any name to find out more (opens in a new window).

Useful Links:

Campaign for Safer Roadside Rescue & Recovery
Slow down move over
Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators Benevolent Fund
Motor & Allied Trades Benevolent Fund
Road Haulage Association Benevolent Fund
Institute of Vehicle Recovery
Professional Recovery Magazine
London Association of Recovery Operators
Road Rescue Recovery Association
Scottish Vehicle Recovery Association
Isuzu Trucks
Memories of UK Vehicle Recovery

This video from the 2014 Tow Show makes the point we all may need help one day.