Our principal financial supporter and team partner for the foreseeable future is the fabulous local Hope24 event. The principal event is an annual 24 hour endurance challenge, open to individuals or teams seeking to run as far as possible in 24 hours around a 5 mile course in the countryside outside Plympton. The increasingly popular event now attracts almost 1,000 participants from all over the country. In addition to this epic challenge, there is also family options of 2.4 miles or 2.4km, as well as a slightly less arduous 5 mile 1 / lap option.
Many challengers choose to raise money for charity, DSRTP are one of the chosen charities to benefit from 50% of all charity money raised, sharing the total with the wonderful “Hope for Children” charity.
DSRTP personnel will be on hand during the event, taking place in May every year, to offer support with marshaling on the course and car park, and to have team personnel available to assist should there be a serious issue relating to first aid requirement.
More detail on Hope24 can be found at their website hope24.team-hope.co.uk
Chris Pedlar and his team donate valuable 4×4 training to the team ensuring team skills are suitable for all the various terrains we are called to work in with the team Landrover.
Visit their website Challenge South West’s
GA Solicitors is a leading Plymouth law firm which supports individuals and businesses across the South West. Matthew Rose, an associate in GA’s wills, trusts & probate department, has helped us to develop our legacy offering and provide sound legal advice for those wanting to remember us within their will.
Visit their website GA Solicitors
Goulds kindly help the tam with discounted communications equipment and consultancy, helping the team stay in touch with each other in the remote areas in which we work.
Visit their website Goulds Electronics
LED Lenser manufacture the highest quality head torches which they offer to the team at a very generous discount. We know from our own experience how effective, reliable and simple to use they are helping enormously with the difficult search conditions often encountered.
Visit their website LED Lenser
Mark Slade, Commercial Director, brokered the deal under which the team occupies the new Base at Devonsire Meadow premises, and has been extremely helpful and supportive throughout this process.
Visit their website Maitlands Commercial
Capt Arthur Ainslie (Chairman) and Craig Mcwhinnie (CEO) have provided mentoring and support to us during the process of our move, and afforded valuable networking opportunities.
Visit their website Plymouth Drake Foundation
We appreciate a decades long relationship with Princetown Primary School whose facilities we use every year during our support of the Dartmoor Ten Tors event. The school is a crucial part of the resources required by the team.
Visit their website Princetown Primary School
Richard Holm of PWC Accountants has provided very helpful financial advice to the team in connection with the lease and purchase of the new Devonshire Meadows Base.
Visit their website PWC Accountants
This excellent CIC take unwanted commercial or industrial goods and locate charities who can benefit from these items. For the new Rescue Centre they have very kindly located 2 large metal cabinets and nearly 30 chairs!
Visit their website Surplus Rescue
ViewRanger provide an excellent mapping solution for mobile devices. They offer DSRTP, and indeed all UK Search & Rescue teams access to their application, specific SAR technical functionality, and access to free 1:25,000 OS maps for the region we cover to be accessed on mobile and control vehicle devices.
Visit their website ViewRanger
SMSW has kindly donated their old mobile command unit to the team, this vehicle is now our Technical Rescue Unit DART74. This is a big help to the team it carry’s all the kit we need for water and steep ground Rescue’s
Visit their website Security Management South West