In case of emergency, dial 999 or 112, then ask for ‘Police’ then ‘Mountain Rescue’.

How You Can Help Us

Partners & Supporters


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

Plymouth University

One of our most valuable and certainly our most constructive partnership is with Plymouth University. As well as having supported the team financially in the past, we also continue to benefit from the use of the university infrastructure, staff expertise, and invaluable collaboration in certain research projects. We also benefit from our patron being a staff member of Plymouth University, Professor Iain Stewart!
  • DSRTP utilising campus facilities for their training activities, open to University staff and students
  • Securing student and staff volunteering opportunities across the range of DSRTP activities, with particular value for medical and event management students
  • Exploring collaborative and research opportunities in areas such as psychology and Alzheimer’s through to geography and sustainability
  • Inspiring young people and the wider public through collaborative school and community engagement activities
  • Collaborative promotion and fundraising activities including raising awareness of this valuable partnership and the opportunities it represents

Challenge South West

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

DS Medical

DS Medical have been very helpful in consultancy and support, in particular with the fluorescent badges used on our hi-vis jackets.

Visit their website DS Medical

GA Solicitors

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 Electronics

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

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

Maitlands Commercial

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

Nash & Co Solicitors​

Matt Bryant, Solicitor, has generously provided legal and support services in connection with our move to the new team Base.

Visit their website Nash & Co Solicitors

Palladium Builders Merchants

Keith Olver of Palladium Builders Merchants, Plymouth has provided materials, donated essential equipment, and gives ongoing support to the team.

Visit their website Palladium Builders Merchants

Plymouth Drake Foundation

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

Princetown Primary School​

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

PWC Accountants​

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

Surplus Rescue

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

South Coast Canoes​

The fantastic team at South Coast Canoes have helped with support, consulting and sourcing the life-saving equipment needed for our Swift Water Rescue team.

Visit their website South Coast Canoes


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

West Country Batteries​

West Country Batteries kindly discount their vehicle batteries to the team and team members. Company has name change to Batteries & Solar LTD

Visit their website Batteries & Solar LTD

Security Management South West LTD

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