Category Archives: News

mannequin for use in simulation training

Sandpiper supports Arran resilience by donation of sophisticated mannequin

This winter, Arran will see the development of the caiRRn project (see more at which aims to embrace multi-responder simulation training, in particular the skills and human factors involved in the care of a seriously unwell patient.  Lessons from TOPCAT2 have inspired local efforts to see how we can improve the quality of an integrated community response, including local paramedics & technicians, BASICS responders, Read More →

ride the north

Ride The North 2015 choose to support The Sandpiper Trust

Sandpiper is also extremely “delighted” to be able to share this news. Thank you Neil to you and your team for your support. “I am delighted to confirm that The Sandpiper Trust will be the main charity partne…r of Ride the North in 2015. Sandpiper is dedicated to providing emergency care and saving lives in rural Scotland …places where residents, or indeed passing cyclists, Read More →

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Lanrick challenge July 2014

 LANRICK CHALLENGE 2014 Hundreds of people successfully completed Scotland’s newest and most gruelling obstacle challenge on July 19th. The debut Lanrick Challenge was hosted by Lanrick Estate near Doune and attracted more than 200 entrants from across the UK. Participants raced in wet conditions along a 6km or the more punishing 12km course, which had a total of 48 obstacles including monkey bars, many other Read More →

The Scottish Salmon Company - Salmon Run

The Scottish Salmon Company raising funds for The Sandpiper Trust

We are delighted that The Scottish Salmon Company has again chosen to support The Sandpiper Trust in their aim to raise funds to provide defibrillators for BASICS Scotland trained Sandpiper Responders in remote locations on the west coast of Scotland and will be thinking of them as they run, cycle, walk and row their way from the Outer Hebrides to Arran during the first week Read More →

JustGiving Care button

Show Your Support for The Sandpiper Trust on JustGiving

  The Sandpiper Trust and it’s many fundraisers have been using the JustGiving website to allow people to support us with making donations or providing sponsorship. JustGiving have just launched their Care button and to celebrate the launch, throughout August they will be giving away £1000 each week to a charity that reaches 100 cares. Show your support for The Sandpiper Trust by visiting our Read More →

The Stirling and District Classic Car Club Charity Presentation

The Stirling and District Classic Car Club 2014 Show for Charities – Bridge of Allan

  2014 Show for Charities Cheque Presentation The Stirling and District Classic Car Club 2014 Show for Charities held on Sunday 18th May raised more than £9,000. This was their tenth and biggest show ever with 700 vehicles on display.  The  chosen charities  were The  Scottish Air Ambulance, The  Sandpiper Trust , The  Ochil Explorers,  The  Scribbler’s Picnic. Emily and Will Sandwell , from the Sandpiper Trust , attended the presentation , receiving Read More →

Bequest from Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott was  local to Doune and Dunblane.  In his early years he was a well respected musician and music teacher.  On retirement he took to writing articles for newspapers and magazines.  He was a fanatic travel.  There was no where in the world he had not visited. He recently returned from a cruise and sadly , at the age of 75 died, suddenly as Read More →

In Memory of a dear friend

In Memory of Elsie Mcpherson

Angie Steer and her friends took on a remarkable challenge this year.  This was to walk the West Highland Way in memory of their dear friend .  They chose to support the trust with their energetic fundraising.  Having acheived their walk they continued to fundraise with coffee mornings.  In total they raised an amazing £2435.00 in memory of their friend.  We are extremely grateful for Read More →


Baker Hughes 10K Aberdeen

Richard Curtis and his girlfriend braved the challenge by running the Baker Hughes 10k in Aberdeen.  They completed it in 1hr 4 mins, which we think is very commendable . They raised £406.00 for The Sandpiper Trust.   Congratulations and very many thanks for your support.

Defibrillator presented to doctor on Coll

Defibrillators on the Isle of Coll

The Community of Coll would like to thank The Sandpiper Trust for another generous donation of essential life saving equipment to the Isle of Coll. Rob Wainwright, former Scottish rugby captain presented Dr Celine O’ Neill, the island GP with a defibrillator on behalf of the Sandpiper Trust’s Patron, Gavin Hastings. The Sandpiper Trust has already donated a sandpiper bag with £1000 of emergency equipment Read More →