Partners & Supporters


hope24 event logoOur 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

To sponsor an individual taking part in this way helping support both their efforts and DSRTP indirectly, please visit:

To support all individual and team efforts and sponsor the event beneficiaries in general, please visit:

Plymouth University

DSRTP Supporter Plymouth UniversityOne 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

DSRTP Supporter Challenge South WestChallenge 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 Challenge South West’s website

DSRTP Supporter DS MedicalDS Medical

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

Visit DS Medical’s website

DSRTP Supporter GA Solicitor'sGA 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 GA Solicitors website

DSRTP Supporter Goulds ElectronicsGoulds 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 Goulds Electronics website

DSRTP Supporter Led LenserLED 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 UK website here.

DSRTP Supporter MaitlandsMaitlands 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 Maitland’s Commercial website.

DSRTP Supporter Nash & CoNash & Co Solicitors

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

Visit Nash & Co’s website.

DSRTP Supporter PalladiumPalladium Builders Merchants

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

Visit Palladium’s website

DSRTP Supporter Drake FoundationPlymouth 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 the Drake Foundation website.

Princetown Primary SchoolPrincetown 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 Princetown Primary School’s website.

DSRTP Supporter PWCPWC 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 PWC’s website.

DSRTP Supporter Sur RescueSurplus 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 Surplus Rescue website website

DSRTP Supporter South Coast CanoesSouth 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 South Coast Canoe’s website

DSRTP Supporter Timber Trail 4x4Timber Trail 4×4

Timber Trail 4×4 from Plympton have been very helpful in their detailed consultancy, and provision of discounted parts to help maintain the 2 x Land Rovers the team use for their life saving work.

Visit Timber Trail 4×4 website

DSRTP Supporter ViewRangerViewRanger

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 ViewRanger website

DSRTP Supporter West Coast BatteriesWest Country Batteries

West Country Batteries kindly discount their vehicle batteries to the team and team members.

Visit West Country Batteries website