We make a living by what we get… but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill


DSRT Tavistock is part of Mountain Rescue England and Wales, and a registered charity (No. 1106094).  We receive no Government funding and so we have to raise our own funds to keep the team ready and operational which costs about £20,000 per year.

It is a continual effort to carry out our own fundraising and we are totally reliant on the goodwill of the public to keep the team operational by their kind and generous donations.


There are many ways to donate, from shopping online through Amazon Smile or easyfundraising, taking a punt with the SeaMoor Lotto, to leaving a legacy or just sending us a cheque (with Gift-Aid!).  Download the Gift-Aid form below and explore below how you can donate!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to DSRT Tavistock. AmazonSmile is exactly the same Amazon you know, with the same products, prices and service. Please support DSRT Tavistock by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk

You can either visit our JustGiving page to donate, or set up your own JustGiving page for your own event

SeaMoor Lotto is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in South Hams and West Devon. All good causes supported by the lottery will benefit South Hams and West Devon and its residents. Play the lottery, support South Hams and West Devon – it’s that simple!

Send us a cheque payable to DSRT Tavistock, together with your details and address (so we can thank you properly) to: Fundraising Officer, DSRT Tavistock, The Rescue Centre, Abbey Rise, Tavistock PL19 9FD. If you pay tax, the government will give us 25p for every £1 that you give us, as part of their Gift Aid scheme. All you need to do is fill in the Gift Aid Form and give it to us. We’ll do the rest. That means we get £1.25 from each £1 donation!

A gift to DSRT Tavistock in your Will is the surest way to fund equipment and training for the Team in the years to come as gifts are exempt from inheritance tax, capital gains tax and income tax, so the charity receives the full value of your bequest. Even a small gift can make a big difference.

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Local and regional businesses have the opportunity to make a real difference to Search & Rescue operations on Dartmoor. By putting something back into the community, your business can take advantage of valuable tax reliefs as well as truly helping the community.

Find out more here…

Text Giving

You can give a donation straight from your mobile phone. Simply text “RESCUE” to 70490 to donate £5 to the team. Or for a £20 donation, text “RESCUE 20” to 70490.

Bank Transfer

It is simple to do an online bank transfer. Please email us for the bank details at treasurer@dsrt-tavistock.org.uk.

Organise an Event

Use our A – Z of fundraising ideas and organise your own event.

Download our Ideas A-Z sheet below!

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It’s simple and free to use! Since 2005 we’ve helped thousands of good causes turn everyday shopping into free donations.