🎄 The holidays have now started and if you think you will be enjoying walks across our countryside to walk off that extra mince pie 🥧 , remember to tell someone where you are going, 🥾 make sure you are aware of what daylight hours you have left (daylight fades around 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm), take a torch 🔦, map 🗺️ and compass 🧭, make sure your phone 📱 is fully charged and wear appropriate clothing.
Our volunteers are 24/7 on-call even during Christmas🎄 and New Year 🥂remain ready at moments to notice to leave families & excited children going to the aid of strangers.
We could not do this with the support of the same families & children that is why we would say big “Thank You”🙏 to all of them.
2020 is been a very strange and difficult year for everyone with COVID🦠 changing the way we were used to doing things.
As a team we change the way we do our training, do the training in smaller bubbles so the risk is lower for everyone and during the lockdown, we have stopped the training outdoors and went to online training using Microsoft Teams.
- Fundraising has been challenging this year, with some combined efforts from some members and supporters of the team we where still able to do some kind of fundraising. HOPE24 put up a Hope 24 Virtual,
- The White Thorn put up a Tractor Run,
- Mark Holt & Co shared their Christmas party budget with us and other charity’s donateyourchristmaspartybudget,
- Plympton Rotary Club put up Santa rounds,
- Donations from members of the public,
- Presents from our Amazon Wishlist
If you like to help us this Christmas🎄 or in the future check our page “How You Can Help Us“
During the year we work with a lot of emergency services partners like our sister’s teams on Dartmoor Ashburton, Tavistock and Okehampton also the teams from East and West Cornwall and of course Exmoor and the collages/friends of Devon & Cornwall 4×4 Response, South Western Ambulance Service Trust, HART team from South Western Ambulance Service Trust, Devon & Cornwall Police, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Urban Search Team from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Cornwall Fire & Rescue Services, Plymouth Coast Guard, Coast Guard Helicopter, Devon Air Ambulance and National Police Helicopter Team South West we would like to wishes them all a Merry #SafeChristmas and Great start of the New Year.
We also would like to say a big thank you to our supporting partners for the support they give us during the year, see all our “Supporting Partners” here.
If you go out on the Dartmoor or the countryside have read true our “Keep Safe” page and always check weather on the Met Office website before you go out and make sure that somebody knows where you go and when you due to being back.
Thank you to all our team members, long-suffering families, supporters and everyone else that has helped the team this year. We hope you all have a great Christmas and enjoy the festive season!
Stay safe and enjoy!
𝓜𝓮𝓻𝓻𝔂 𝓒𝓱𝓻𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓶𝓪𝓼 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓗𝓪𝓹𝓹𝔂 𝓝𝓮𝔀 𝓨𝓮𝓪𝓻