Over 90% of our income is from public and business donations.
Donations are critical to maintaining the life saving service of Devon charity of volunteers, Dartmoor Search and rescue Ashburton.
We rely on public and business donations for over 90% of our income and without the public support our free search and rescue service would cease to operate.
Apart from their duties helping those in need, our volunteer members also train weekly and support our own fundraising events. These events are broad and take place across Devon. It might be to talk on the work of Mountain Rescue and the team to a local business or group, fundraise at village show, marshalling at an organised event or simply shaking a charity tin in the street.
You can donate via the links at the side of the page or via the following link http://www.dsrtashburton.org.uk/donate/
If a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimers was lost who would search for them? We would!
Very few people know about the vital work that the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton performs. Apart from searching for injured or lost walkers, cyclists, horseriders, and kayakers on Dartmoor, we also get a number of callouts each year to rural and city and urban areas across Devon including Exeter, Torbay, Newton Abbot, Exmouth, and Totnes. In fact we search for missing persons right to the Dorset border at Lyme Regis, and sometimes further afield. We are frequently called to search for vulnerable people such as dementia patients and despondents including suicide risks and will turn out anytime day and night to help. The Police and the emergency services don’t have the resources needed for detailed searching required for missing person enquiries and now rely on search and rescue charities like ourselves to assist them.
Your donations make a huge difference to those in need.
We are a registered charity and do not get any income from the government. So as you can see, your donations to a us as a small Devon charity will make a real difference to those in need that we help.
If you would like us to visit your us or make a donation no matter how small to help with our annual costs or buy essential items such as medical equipment, please contact our fundraising officer via the contact form on our Contact page who would love to hear from you.
You may also like to consider registering for gift aid by printing and filling in the gift aid certificate here and send it to us with your donation. This will enable us to receive 20% more at no additional cost to you!
Find out more about the life saving work we do.
Read more about the essential service we provide in Devon via Our blog
Recent fundraising news and Events.
- Newton Abbot College passes the fundraising test.
- Amazing support for team of volunteers recognised
- Amazing support from Dartmoor Vale Rotarians
- Templer Way Challenge 2016. The best yet!
- Templer Way Challenge Baseball Cap
- Headline sponsors announced for annual Templer Way Challenge
- Newton Abbot College’s Incredible Christmas Fundraiser
- A Big Noise for Charity
- Vintage Car Enthusiasts Support Search and Rescue Charities
- A visit to River Dart Country Park for a cheque presentation