Solent Metal Detecting club offer a helping hand
If you have lost an item made of metal or part metal, then the Solent Metal Detecting club may be able to help.
Volunteers have been working hard to bring a smile to many local people as they have been reunited with valued items such as wedding rings.
The recovery service is free, but donations are accepted with the cash being donated to The Rosemary Foundation, who offer a hospice at home service to the community.
Neil Cleveland , who is a part of the group of metal detectorists says it is important to support worthwhile charities, with over £1750 being raised for the Rosemary foundation last year.
He said: "Metal detecting offers a good day out in the fresh air with a nice bunch of people with the added bonus of finding some amazing things left by our ancestors.
Researching all about what we have found is also a big part of the enjoyment.
"If you can raise funds to help worthwhile charities while enjoying a great hobby, not only are you getting a great deal out of your interest but others benefit as well."
All finds are reported to the Hampshire Cultural Trust who via a Finds Liaison Officer called Katie Hinds, records our finds with the Portable Antiquities Scheme so a true map of the groups history can be built and used by people as a learning tool.
Some items are declared as treasure under the Treasure Act can end up on display in museums, so others can enjoy them as well. More information can be found at: www.solentmetaldetectingclub.co.uk