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Gidleigh Park Michelin diners raise funds for Dartmoor charity

During the month of November diners at the 2 Michelin Starred Gidleigh Park Country House Hotel and Restaurant donated a total of £603.50 to Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton.

gidleigh park diners donate a cheque to Devon rescue charity

Alan Pewsey, Fundraising Officer for the team of volunteers who cover Dartmoor National Park and across Devon said “We are very grateful to Gidleigh Park and its diners for supporting us as their monthly charity during November. We rely on the general public for around 92% of our funding, and without this wonderful support from businesses such as Gidleigh Park, we would be unable to continue to provide our service to those who need it, not just on Dartmoor but across Devon.”

Assisting Devon and Cornwall Police

 
The team of 60 volunteers have been called upon 29 times so far this year by the Police to assist in search and rescues as Alan explained. “We get called by The Police, not just for those who get lost or injured on the moor, but also frequently called to search for the more vulnerable members of our community such as dementia and Alzheimers sufferers in rural and urban areas, and we will be on call 24×7 throughout the Christmas period to provide our service should it be needed.”
Alan and team colleague Dave Underhill, accepted a cheque from Gidleigh Park General Manager Scott Andrews and Reception Manager Sally Ruth. Scott said “We support local good causes throughout the year and are very pleased to make this donation to the Dartmoor Search & Rescue team at Ashburton. The hotel is situated in a stunning part of the National Park which means our guests are frequently tempted to explore all that Dartmoor has to offer. Its reassuring to know that should a problem arise, the men and women of DSRT Ashburton are on hand to help.”

 

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:48

Liverton Scouts raise money for rescuers

Liverton Scouts raise money for rescuers

At Christmas time the 1st Liverton Scout Group went carol singing, on this occasion rather than raise money for their own funds they chose to raise money for Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton. In January the scouts visited the headquarters of the rescue team to get a better understanding of the vital work which these volunteers do and to get ‘hands on’ experience of the rescue equipment and make their donation to team.

LIverton scouts

Very grateful to the Scouts

Craig Scollick of Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team(Ashburton) said ‘ We are extremely grateful to the1st Liverton Scout Group for making a donation of £240. It will make an excellent start towards the £17,000 which we have to raise each year to remain operational and help save lives in and around Dartmoor.’

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Amazing support from Dartmoor Vale Rotarians

Following a presentation to the Rotarians based in Bishopsteignton earlier in the year by our Fundraising Officer, we opened the doors to our Rescue Centre to give them a hands on insight to our work, equipment and vehicles.

newton abbot rotary club present a cheque to Devon charity Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton after a visit to the Devon charity's rescue centre

The visit proved a great success and following the tour, the team was presented with a cheque for £500 by club President Chris Cullen.

Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey said ‘We are very grateful to Chris and his colleagues for this fabulous donation. It was a great pleasure to welcome the group to our Rescue Centre and give them a better idea how the donation will be put to good use. Support from the public and groups like the Rotarians is our life blood and is essential in keeping the team operational and effectively helps to save lives.”

dartmoor vale rotarian cheque presentation to Devon search and rescue charity Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton

 

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Newton Abbot College passes the fundraising test.

Newton Abbot College raises over £9,000 for Devon charity of rescuers.

Newton Abbot College was proud to present its chosen charity for the academic year 2015-16, Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Ashburton), a cheque for an incredible £9066.23.

Newton Abbot College cheque presentation to Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton following a year raising money for the Devon charity

The amazing total reflects a year of dedicated fundraising by the College, including sponsored swims, non-uniform days, student-led fundraising drives, tutor group challenges and the Lynmouth to Teignmouth walk undertaken by staff and students in July.

A cheque for the total was presented to Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton in front of 200 students and staff. The final total was revealed to a thrilled Alan Pewsey, Fundraising Officer for the Charity: “We are delighted and humbled by the amazing support from the students and staff of Newton Abbot College. Their enthusiasm has resulted in the College being the most successful organisation who have supported us as their annual charity that we’ve ever had by quite some margin. Amazing!”

Mr Pewsey took time during the presentation to outline the impact of such an impressive total: “It costs around £15 – 20,000 a year to keep the team operational and we rely on the public for over 92% of our funding to continue our free service to the community and visitors of not just Dartmoor, but across Devon, and sometimes further afield. The support the College has given us is very much appreciated. Not just by our volunteers, but also to those who need our services that can and does save lives. The College can be very proud of their achievements.”

Assistant Principal, Katherine West, couldn’t have been happier with the total: “It was an incredible moment revealing the staggering amount our students have raised to Dartmoor Search and Rescue. The total really is testament to the dedication of our students and the importance that charitable giving plays in the ethos and culture of the College. We were proud to have been able to work with such a great organisation as Dartmoor Search and Rescue (Ashburton) and we hope the money raised will make a real difference to the wider community in need of their services.”

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A visit to River Dart Country Park for a cheque presentation

We’d like to send a big thank you to St. James’s Place Wealth Management Group for raising £1,000 and the annual River Dart clean up for raising a further £535 for the team at the River Dart Country Park during November.

Cheque presentation to Dartmoor Search and rescue Ashburton from St James's Place Investment Management.

We really appreciate the support and it was great to meet a fabulous group of people from CRS Adventures and St James’s Place Wealth Management at the Country Park for a cheque presentation.

Cheque presentation

The photo shows Nik, Al and Dave accepting the donations from our team with Mark Allen from the River Dart Clean-Up in the front row, supported by CRS Adventures and the guys and girls from St James’s Place Wealth Management, and of course Maggie one of our Landrover Ambulances.

Find out more about the service St James’s Place Wealth Management do at: http://www1.sjp.co.uk/about-st-james-place

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Vintage Car Enthusiasts Support Search and Rescue Charities

Devon Vintage Car Club has been supporting us alongside our colleagues at North Dartmoor Search and Rescue throughout the year as its supported 2015 charities.

Following this support we were delighted to attend a cheque presentation at Ivybridge where both teams received cheques for £1250.

Cheque presentation to Dartmoor Search and rescue from vintage car enthusiasts

A fine collection of classic vehicles

With a fine collection of classic vehicles – including 2 search and rescue Landrovers obviously, members of the club handed over cheques to each of the 2 teams. The photo shows team member Rob White collecting our cheque on behalf of our team.

Team Fundraising Officer Al Pewsey said “It’s great to be nominated by businesses and organisations such as the Devon Vintage Car Club to be their charity of the year. We are very grateful as we rely almost entirely on donations to continue to provide our service to those in need not just on Dartmoor but across Devon. ”

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