....V.WBro. Ron Smerdon on behalf of The Ashburton Mark Lodge No.1038 presenting a cheque to Dartmoor Search and Resuce Team.

The Lodge was successful in applying to the Devon Mark Charity Association for a grant for the Dartmoor Rescue Group (Ashburton Section) to enable them to purchase s specialist piece of equipment  (Petzl "Maestro") for their rope rescue team, which will enable then not only to lower a casualty but also raise the casualty up for rescue from Tors and rivers. Due to the current ‘social distancing’ the actual presentation was made to their ‘training dummy ‘Dead Fred’ with their Chairman, Lee Eddgrove and his very young son just outside the 2 meter zone.