Volunteers who search through a range of conditions and environments for missing people are getting a helping hand from Whanganui real estate agents.

Kim Ahern and Duncan Ashby of Bayleys Whanganui will donate a percentage of each of their sales to Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR), with the figure to be matched by managing director John Bartley.

"We've been looking into finding somewhere local that will benefit from sponsorship, and after reviewing quite a few options we thought that LandSAR really needs it," Ahern said.

"It's a group that doesn't get much recognition for what they do and how hard

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