Founded in 2010 by Chairman, Simon Dale, Leicestershire & Rutland 4×4 Response is a registered charity made up of volunteers who utilise their own vehicles and equipment to provide assistance to the emergency services and community in times of severe weather or disaster. Our members come from all walks of life, but all have two things in common; we all drive 4×4’s and are ready to help when the call comes. Our members are unpaid but are still happy to be of service to the community.
We provide a network of volunteers with well equipped 4 wheel drive vehicles that are able to respond to situations likely to cause danger to the general public.
We could be called upon to transport NHS staff in and out of work, or doctors to a remote property, if they are unable to make it themselves.
We may also be called to help maintain road closures during times of bad weather. As part of this, we may be required to assist in the recovery of stranded vehicles.
During periods of severe weather, we may be required to assist in the transport of meals for iCare.
Our group annually provides marshalling for one of the largest cycle races in the UK, the Rutland to Melton CiCLE Classic.
We love to share stories of our work, which you can catch up on below.
From Loughborough to Market Harborough, and Cottesmore to Swadlincote, and everywhere in between, we have responders on duty and ready to assist Leicestershire residents, emergency services and events every day.
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