Please see below what we have been doing lately:
During 2020 we had several events planned. Early on in 2020 the nation was crasped by the CoronaVirus Covid19. This devestated the world and quickly became apparent that our planned schedule was not going to go as planned. We saw events cancelled all over the county, the country put into lock down for weeks and months at a time, businesses forced to close by government in an attempt to control and slow the spread of Covid19 which by March 2020 had been declared a pandemic. Nottingham 4x4 Response saw most of our events cancelled and the rest postponed by the end of March 2020. We quickly realised that our normal summer was going to be different, and so all our members were placed on standby ready to be deployed at a moments notice to assist where needed. Week begining 13th April 2020 we found our selves deploying our responders daily to assist the NHS and help them meet their needs and requirments. We found ourselves being requested to help out and deploy for various activities throught the year the was both a first and a quick learning curve for agencies and organisations involved. Yet just another example of our capabilities. Who knew a 4x4 Response group could be so diversified. If you would like to find out more and how to get involved email our membership secretary for information, A 4x4 vehicle is not alwys required for our work, there is plenty of you can help and get involved.
In partnership with Carers Trust East Midlands we arranged a day out for young carers at Avelanche off road centre. In total we had 17 vehicles attend with varying duties including transporting the young carers from agreed pick up locations, giving the young carers chance to get behind the wheel and off road passenger rides around the course. This was a brilliant event to help support these amazing people with smiles all round.
" Just wanted to send out an email to say a massive thank you and well done to everyone involved yesterday! It was a huge success, half the kids were asleep on the minibus on the way home and i even had a teacher message me today because two of the kids were chatting about it this morning.
Bring on the next event!"
"Sunday i was overwhelmed. By our N4x4R that i ended up crying. Everyone put in their 100% for those young carers. I really admire our commitment to this club from our members and proud to call you family. Thank you all."
Karen - NM13
We returned to Clumber Park to support the Race for Life event in June 2019.
We attended with 11 vehicles and 16 members to assist with Marshalling, event logistics and many other activities throughout the 3 days we were on site.
Thank you so much for joining the volunteer crew at Clumber Park Race for Life this weekend! You and all of the
4x4 team were such a huge help and you worked so hard again, we couldn’t have done it without you – thank you! I hope you had an amazing time and really enjoyed being part of Race for Life.
Thank you for all of your support pre-event too, I really appreciate it and hopefully it made for a smoother running event. Please do pass my sincere thanks to all of the rest of the members that
helped too, they were all such a big help!
By volunteering with us you not only showed your support for our participants in pink but you helped ensure that the event was a huge success, and we can't tell you how important that is.
You helped over 6,000 participants raised an outstanding £250,000 for Cancer Research UK and we couldn’t have done it without your help, so thank you and well done!
Volunteers are an essential part of Race for Life and without people like you the events simply can't happen. Research is cancer’s ultimate enemy. With your support, we’ve been able to raise even more towards our life-saving work which means more breakthroughs to improve the way we prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
And remember when it comes to cheering it's the more the merrier - so let your friends and family know how much fun you had and why not ask them to join you!
You should be extremely proud of yourself, because we are. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you for helping us helping us to hit cancer where it hurts. We look forward to seeing you again some time.
The Race for Life team
Cancer Research UK
"Got a bit tearful earlier. I was volunteering with Notts 4x4 Response at Cancer Research UK Race for Life in aid of Cancer Reasearch UK. First time attending an event like this, I was marshalling one of the checkpoints. Good job i had sunglasses on as i witnessed first hand 3000 people go by from all walks of life, all ages and abilities.There were toddlers as young as 2 walking it, I've seen a lady that must have been in her 80s who could barely and was supported by two people each side of her, pro runners, people in wheelchairs, pregnant women, cancer survivors, women with babies in pushchairs, blokes in pink wigs and tutu's, all going by at various page. As they were going by, i was reading the signs on their backs. Some lost their mums, dads, sisters, brothers, auties, grandmas. Some have family battling cancer right now... It was also upsetting to think that those 3000 people i saw today are justa small representation of the actual ammount of people out there who have been affected by cancer in one way or another. Either themselves or their family or loved ones or even their pets have been taken by this awful illnes or are battling it right now. Made me feel grateful for what i have in my life, my family, my kids and at the same time sad for the poeple who have gone through this awful battle and have been affected by it."
Notts 4x4 Response - NM37
March 2018 snowfall:
During the snow fall of March 2018 we were engaged by multiple agencies to assist with Patient and Carer transportation and deliveries of meals. We were contacted by the NHS, Nottinghamshire county Council, non profit carer agencies and one of our neighbouring 4x4 Response teams.
We received 27 calls for assistance requiring 29 vehicles and volunteers.
"Many thanks to Notts 4x4 Response volunteers. Your help was crucial when severe low temperatures and snowfall jeopardised the delivery of social care services and ‘Meals at Home’ for elderly vulnerable people across Nottinghamshire."
Robert Fisher - Group Manager, Emergency Planning and Registration
Nottinghamshire County Council
We were asked to support Clumber Park Race for Life in July 2018, here's what they had to say:
"Thank you so much to you and the rest of the 4x4 team for joining the volunteer crew at Clumber Park Race for Life this weekend! you were such a great help and you worked so hard we couldn't have done it without you - thank you! Please pass my thanks onto the rest of the members too."
Emma Colbourne - Senior Area Events Manager
Cancer Research UK