June / July 2022 Newsletter

A Dramatic Week of Challenging Rescues

Phil saw one of his most challenging rescues yet at 7.00 pm on Friday 24 June. A call from the owners of an elderly Labrador who had been missing since 11.30 am in Nether Broughton, Leicestershire. At 7.30pm Phil went over with the drone to search. After a few hours and a bit of investigation work she was located in a concrete pipe where she was stuck 5 metres in.

You can see her if you zoom in on the photo. We had to call the fire Brigade but managed to retrieve her and get her out before they arrived. It was one of the most challenging rescues I have been involved with on a dog search. The dog is totally fine and home safe now.

Challenge 2 came with a rescue dog who had been on the run for 3 days around the Southwell area culminating in a dramatic dash by Phil and a road being closed by police when the dog got trapped under a stationery caravan.  The dog refused to move for over an hour but was fortunately not harmed.

Our new Drone Pilot in Gloucester, Sarah, got off to a great start with her first rescue of a 14 year old deaf girl who had been missing for 11 hours. She was reunited with her elderly owner who had tragically lost his wife a month before so finding his companion was hugely important. Well done Sarah.

Raffle

We had a fantastic turnout for the Security Talk held at Quayside Café in Colwick and our first mega raffle was well received with ticket sales raising a huge £473!!  Loads of prizes were handed out including a weekend break in a caravan in Ingoldmells, vouchers for meals at local pubs, a fabulous hand-painted canvas of Amy Winehouse, lots of alcohol, dog treats/bowls/harnesses too many to mention but a huge thank you to everyone who donated.  Nearly everyone left with a prize!

We will be looking for more prizes for other raffles in the future so if you would like to donate a gift please get in touch.  All monies raised will go to the Charity to purchase more equipment.

SNOWDON – Are you up for a challenge?

something totally different this year and push yourself. Great for mental health and all for a great cause.

The link below is the donate link that you can share with family, friends and the general public. Please copy and paste it to your phone and use this link for getting sponsorship.

Please email Sammy at sammy@dronetohome.org.uk and let us know your coming. You are free to book your own accommodation or take your tent or caravan.

Some of the Drone To Home Team are taking their touring caravans and staying at the base of Snowdon.

An arranged time to meet on Saturday 3rd December will be emailed to everyone who emails Sammy. We will then set off together but your welcome to go at your own pace. We will then meet for food Saturday evening and celebrate our achievement.

Come and join us and challenge yourself.

Big virtual hugs.

Drone To Home Team

https://link.justgiving.com/…/a1364d1d-df0a-4042-b876…

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/DroneToHomeSnowdon

Merchandise

Coming soon, to purchase through our website Shop, our smart Drone to Home T-shirts, baseball caps, dog leads and keyrings.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022 AT 7:00 PM

Personal Security Talk

Drone To Home in association with the Dog and Bean café, Chilwell

Personal Security Talk. Easy techniques, the law made simple to understand and how to apply them in various situations.

Lasts approx 45 mins.

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022 AT 10:30 AM

Personal Security Talk

Drone To Home in association with The Old Theatre Deli in Southwell

Personal Security Talk. Kids welcome. No dogs allowed at this talk.

Easy techniques, the law made simple to understand and how to apply them in various situations. Plus a bonus raffle.

Prize raffle with lots of fantastic prizes being held during the Event. Lasts approx 45 mins.

Location:  The Old Theatre Deli, 4 Market Pl, Southwell, NG25 0HE