Sri Lanka field report – TR working alongside affected communities

Team Rubicon has sent 14 volunteers to Sri Lanka to provide humanitarian support following the most severe flooding in the area for nearly 15 years. Over 200 people lost their lives and nearly two weeks later more than 70 are still missing. Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre is currently monitoring nearly 600,000 people who have been directly affected. Further landslide and flood warnings continue to... Read More »

Volunteer Veterans from Team Rubicon respond to Sri Lanka Flooding

14 members of Team Rubicon UK are travelling to Sri Lanka following severe flooding to provide urgently needed humanitarian support. After two days of torrential rain 224 people have lost their lives and a further 79 are missing. The Government estimates that nearly 700,000 people have been directly affected by floods and landslides. At least 150,000 are women, 7,600 are pregnant and a further 189,000... Read More »

Support our deployment to Sri Lanka by volunteering in our Operations Room

It’s Go Time. We are sending a team to Sri Lanka. Their job is to provide flood relief in response to Cyclone Mora. If you really, really want to help (and it would be most welcome), come to the Operations Room at our headquarters in Chilmark and assist with monitoring and providing remote support to those on the ground. In return we can offer free accommodation... Read More »

Sri Lanka flooding – TRUK deploying a recce team

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sri Lanka flooding – TRUK deploying a recce team

Update 5 June 2017 See below for a situation report from our recce team. Donate now to support our deployment to Sri Lanka. Team Rubicon UK has sent a four-man assessment team to Sri Lanka following severe flooding throughout the country. After two days of torrential rain 206 people have lost their lives and a further 92 are missing.The Government estimates more than 658,490 people have been... Read More »

Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

Here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-agency disaster response exercise, regardless of your level of previous engagement with TRUK. WHAT: Volunteers required to deploy on SIMEX – a multi-national, multi-agency disaster response training exercise. WHERE: The Team Rubicon input will be split between two locations: Team Rubicon UK Headquarters, Chilmark, Wiltshire SP3 5DU. Fort Widley, Portsmouth, Hampshire. WHEN: Saturday 6 May – Thursday 11 May 2017... Read More »

Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

On 18 April Nantwich Civic Hall hosted Keep Calm and Dance, a fundraising evening of dinner and dance. Stars of the show were AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and European, British Open and National Dance Champions. The glittering evening was the brainchild of Greyshirt and London Ambulance Service Paramedic Rose Pescod. “The idea of this fundraiser came to me... Read More »

Hurricane Otto Update

| Posted By: Chris Lyon
Hurricane Otto Update

Update 7 December 2016 Team Rubicon UK is not going to deploy a task force to Costa Rica in response to Hurricane Otto. On 27 November, a recce team of four was dispatched to Costa Rica including TRUK Ops Manager Charlie Peschardt and three volunteers. The aim was to determine whether a full-scale deployment was required after an offer of assistance was accepted by Costa... Read More »

Team Rubicon and Serve On partner up in Haiti

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Team Rubicon and Serve On partner up in Haiti

Team Rubicon UK and Serve On have yet again partnered up to bring desperately needed aid to communities in Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Due to the diverse range of skills both charities recruit and train in their volunteer workforces, they are able to adapt their approach to the key needs of the impacted communities. The Team Rubicon recce team identified a number... Read More »

Wiltshire based veterans’ charity Team Rubicon responds to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Team Rubicon UK board member Will McNulty landed in Haiti on Thursday 6 October to undertake an assessment of the urgent needs of the local population following Hurricane Matthew making landfall. For the last few days Will has been in some of the most affected areas and said “I’m seeing massive destruction to property and crops. Low lying areas near rivers and streams were exceptionally... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew updates

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Hurricane Matthew updates

Haiti has been severely affected by Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean hurricane in several years. Hurricane Matthew has left hundreds dead and caused significant widespread damage. Team Rubicon is in Haiti now. You can support our response here, or text TRHM16 £10 to 70070 to donate to Team Rubicon UK and make a difference today (JustTextGiving by Vodafone). 26 October 2016 The second wave of Greyshirts landed in... Read More »