Supporters of Avon & Somerset Search & Rescue:

The largest support for the members of Avon & Somerset Search & Rescue come from the partners and families of the members themselves. The family members are long suffering in the short, often zero, notice deployments of the team members as well as the vast amount of time spent training, managing and fundraising for the activities of the team. These individuals are often overlooked, but are our largest and most appreciated supporters, without the support of their loved ones very few of the volunteers would be able to continue the important work

We also receive various financial, logistical, technical or other types of support from local and national businesses and organisations from across the UK. We recognise and appreciate all support and would like to make special mention of the supporters below:

Supporters: Dick’s Climbing

Dick, through his specialist Climbing and Rope access equipment store offers ASSAR very good deals on much of our technical equipment which helps us to keep our equipment and ropes in date and helps with the considerable expense of replacing such essential items.

Supporters: Mendip Outdoors

Staff and Management at Mendip Outdoors offer ASSAR significant support, frequently offering ASSAR land access and parking for valuable training days and Exercises. They also offer us the use of their great facilities at Mendip Snowsports Centre for various meetings and debriefs when we need a private room to do these in.

Supporters: Relish Running Races

Every year, since 2012, Relish Running Races have supported ASSAR through one of their larger events; one of the more challenging in the area, The Cheddar Gorge Challenge. ASSAR are present for this race and aid the marshals while on site in case of any injury or issue. in exchange Relish Running Races offer a sizeable donation to the team each year.

Supporters: ViewRanger

Members of ASSAR all enjoy the outdoors and spend their own time outdoors improving their personal skills and gainin experience. Viewranger offer free software and UK mapping to Search and Rescue team members for both personal and team related use

Supporters: N&P Autos

One of the largest expenses within almost any organisation is ongoing vehicle maintenance and servicing costs. N&P Autos in Priddy have donated a vast amount of labour time and effort to helping ASSAR getting, and keeping our vehicles on the road.

Supporters: Yeo Valley

Yeo Valley kindly Sponsor one of the team 4×4 vehicles, they provide all diesel for this vehicle, a considerable saving for ASSAR, they also offer long term secure storage for some of our spare equipment.

Supporters: Mapyx LTD

Mapyx Limited have invested vastly into Search and Rescue at a national level throughout the UK. they provide teams and members with Free mapping software and full UK mapping, as well as a very detailed and incredibly helpful search planning/management software package that aids planning and recording the events in a Search in a way that significantly aids ASSAR when actively deployed.

Supporters: Cheddar Caves and Gorge

The Staff and Management of Cheddar Caves and Gorge, as part of the Longleat Esate  offer a never-ending support to ASSAR, whether it’s financial donation, running events in aid of ASSAR, offering full access to all their land, private or public for training whenever asked, or even offering their vehicles and staff to transport people and equipment to the top of the gorge during a callout.

ASSAR also keep team technical equipment locally in the “Cheddar Post” which is provided, free of charge by Cheddar Caves and Gorge.