Make a Plan B
Our mission is simple: we want to make sure everyone who participates in adventurous pursuits has a Plan B for when the unexpected might happen and you find yourself in an emergency situation. One part of this Plan B is to carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). They save lives, by making it easier to be found in an emergency.
We need your help in funding our awareness projects and tools.
Every single donation received will go towards our set-up and operating costs. Once we’re up and running, we’ll work with organisations like the RNLI to campaign about PLBs and raise awareness of safe logging procedures via an app and website.
Later, we hope to generate educational material to help people of all ages understand the importance of personal safety, and the value of using equipment such as PLBs. We want this technology to be as commonplace as car seatbelts or lifejackets on boats. To that end, we may also offer a PLB hiring service, and fund PLBs for use by charities.
It’s early days in our mission, but we’re certain of one thing – even if a single life is saved in Dom’s memory, our work is worthwhile.
This is Dom’s legacy. Please join us in making it a reality
Dom Jackson tragically died alone at sea in freezing conditions after a kayaking accident in February 2017. This accident could have been completely preventable had Dom been wearing a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). No one knew of Dom’s disappearance until 36 hours after he’d gone missing. His body was found days later, more than 50 miles adrift of the primary search area.
The search for Dom involved the Police, RNLI, and Coastguard, who utilised helicopters, lifeboats and light aircraft. It was supported by scores of volunteers including his family who scoured the cliff tops hoping for the merest glimpse of him.
The financial cost of this operation was enormous, and its emotional toll immeasurable.
Everyone who knew Dom would say he was a special person. A kind man, with a love of adventure, and a tangible zest for life. Now, we’re building Dom’s legacy, to raise awareness of accessible safety technology like PLBs so that others don’t share his fate.