The Sandpiper Challenge 2006 Dunecht House

The Sandpiper Challenge 2006 (a competition of golf and clay pigeon shooting) was held at Dunecht House in Aberdeenshire, by kind permission of The Hon Charles Pearson, in June. 20 teams took part, demonstrating a remarkable range of – or in some cases a remarkable lack of – skills. Also attending for the day was the life-size training mannequin that Sandpiper had just donated to BASICS Scotland and an element of medical competition was incorporated into the golf and clay pigeon challenge.

By the end of the night the Sandpiper Challenge 2006 had raised the remarkable sum of£107,000 for the Trust to help improve immediate care in Scotland. Thank you all for your support.

Special thanks to our sponsors Strutt and Parker, Johnson Carmichael and the Bank of Scotland.

If you would like to read more about this click News , then newsletter Issue 4. There is more information and photos here.

A lasting memorial

Sandy Dickson

Sandy Dickson

It is nine years since Sandy Dickson died and eight years since the Sandpiper Trust was created by his family and friends. I remember discussing our aims and targets for inclusion in the first brochure and the number of Sandpiper Bags that we hoped to be able to deliver. 750 seemed a distant and unattainable mirage back then and is no less a miracle today now that we have reached that first goal. The need for more does not diminish and 1000 is a good round figure!

Our aims have broadened as we find new avenues to go down and as the Sandpiper concept becomes recognised one of the most effective solutions for immediate care when in partnership with others . Vehicle locators and constantly improving training techniques at BASICS will help strengthen the model which surprisingly seems to have achieved international status. From a single acorn great oaks are grown.