Just a quick heads up, I have just joined the Hampshire & Berkshire 4x4 Response Group.
It is for owners of 4x4's who might be able to assist the emergency services or local Councils in the event of bad weather.
A bit like the RNLI, they have an SMS system for requesting volunteers to attend, nothing is compulsary and there is a fuel allowance for any call outs you may attend.
Whilst the call outs are few, it seems like a good way to put something back in to the community and using the vehicles capabilities.
4x4 Response UK