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£1,265raised of £2,000 target by 32 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to raise funds for Plan B - a charity set up to raise awareness of safety planning in adventure sports.

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PLan B is a charity set up in memory of my brother Dom Jackson who tragically died in a preventable kayaking accident in February 2017.

Our mission is simple: we want to make sure everyone who participates in adventurous pursuits has a Plan B for when the unexpected might happen and you find yourself in an emergency situation. One part of this Plan B is to carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). They save lives, by making it easier to be found in an emergency.

Outdoor sports and activities are more popular than ever, and we think it is great to get out in the fresh air and have a good time. But if the fun stops, you need a way to escape trouble. Your smartphone may be a valuable asset in an emergency situation but away from the towns and cities, they may not be the right tool to help. Thanks to the latest technology such as PLBs, you can stay in touch, even in the remotest places.
Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) use a combination of a powerful radio signal and GPS to alert the emergency services of your whereabouts if you encounter difficulties. When activated in an emergency situation, they transmit a signal that pinpoints your location. So whether you’re up a mountain, out at sea, or in the depths of wild country, you’ll know that help is on its way.

We don’t want to stop or stifle the adventure but we have learnt the hard way what happens to you, your family and your friends when you don’t have a Plan B.

The RNLI estimates that up to 200 drownings every year could be prevented by people carrying appropriate safety equipment, such as PLBs. That’s why we’re doing our best to raise awareness of them. They are cost-effective to buy, easy to use, and don’t require any subscription which makes them an obvious inclusion in your kitbag.

Our goal is to raise awareness of devices such as Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) and to provide online information and app based services to support safe planning and reporting of your adventures.

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  • Ellie Jackson

    Ellie Jackson

    a month ago

    Ellie Jackson

    This will be an ongoing fundraising page for the charity. We have raised almost £20,000 through donations and fundraising and we have been overwhelmed with not only how generous people have been but also to the friends and colleagues of Dom's who have wanted to challenge themselves and raise money for Plan B at the same time. We have had people undertake endurance bike rides, gruelling walks and mountain climbs plus an expedition soon to Mt. Kilimanjaro all in the name of Plan B. Thank you to everyone who is helping us to save lives.

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  • Jamie Leigh

    Jamie Leigh

    Jul 21, 2017

    Nice work Harvey and Archie! Incredible achievement!

    £50.00

  • Catherine Gray

    Catherine Gray

    Jul 19, 2017

    You must be very proud of your boys Heather. Well done.Love Barclay and Catherine

    £20.00

  • Heather Dick-Reid

    Heather Dick-Reid

    Jul 18, 2017

    Well done Harvey and Archie, love from grandma

    £40.00

  • Catriona

    Catriona

    Jul 18, 2017

    Congratulations Harvey and Archie on your amassing achievement. I could not be a prouder Auntie xx

    £20.00

  • Clare Syrett

    Clare Syrett

    Jul 18, 2017

    Well done Harvey and Archie, what an amazing thing to do and such a massive achievement. With love Clare, Steve and Callum

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2017

    £50.00

  • Shona Dyer

    Shona Dyer

    Jul 15, 2017

    Well done Harvey & Archie, amazing achievement xx

    £20.00

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