ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge Update

We were hoping to enter 5 teams from evolution in this year’s ShelterBox Dartmoor Challenge and organised a launch event to recruit enough people to take part.

We were inundated with interested people and have now entered 9 teams into the Challenge.  As each team is required to raise £1,000 in sponsorship to take part, we will be giving at least £9,000 to ShelterBox and we are hoping to raise a lot more for this fantastic disaster relief charity.

We will be providing support and training for the teams throughout the summer and the first event was held on Saturday 24th April at the Raleigh Estate in Dittisham.

The day was facilitated by Nik and Rob Green, who are 2 of the Evolution Facilitators, and Mark Reeves from Adventure Challenge.

We wanted to combine some walking and team development activities to help the teams get to know each other.

Mark and Nik based the team exercises around the fundamental ways  Shelterbox  help victims of disaster.

A 3 mile walk in beautiful weather along the banks of the River Dart took us to the quarry that Raleigh Estate use for outdoor training.

After lunch, and a briefing from Mark, we split into teams to build a shelter, light a fire and boil water (carried form the stream) and track down food from coordinates on a map.  This took most of the afternoon and, following a de-brief and review of the learning from the exercise we walked back to Dittisham for a beer and ice cream.

The next group training event is on the 23rd May when we will be walking 9 miles across Dartmoor.

If you’d like to sponsor us and donate some money to Shelterbox  please visit our Justgiving page at and we’ll be keeping you up to date on our blog.

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