2019 – Another Busy Year

2019 was another busy year for the group. In total, the group were ‘on call’ for over 10,000 hours and attended 1,651 jobs on behalf of the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).

Although volunteers, we are now more recognisable as being a key part of the EMAS response with our new EMAS approved uniforms that feature both the NHS and EMAS logos. Pictured above, left to right, are John, Gary, Peter, Elaine, Ina and Patrick. In the EMAS uniform is Ben Ryrie, the EMAS county CFR coordinator and trainer. Two other active members of the group, Tim and David, were unavailable for this ‘photo-shoot’.

There are currently 3 new members undergoing training that will shortly require kits and uniforms. Nearly all of the equipment that we require is purchased from charitable donations.

This year, we gratefully received donations from:

  • Melton Building Society – £2,387 (more info)
  • Tilton on the Hill Produce Show – £1,500
  • Great Dalby School Harvest Festival – £50
  • Upper Broughton Village CPR and Defibrillator Training – £75
  • Funeral Donation from Family and Friends – £310

 

 

Compliments

In Dec my elderly aunt had a fall at her home, where she lives alone. The first help to arrive was one of your volunteers, a lovely man called Tim. He did everything he could to make sure that my aunt was warm and comfortable whilst we waited for an ambulance, and I was just so relieved to have someone there with his skills, knowledge and caring, compassionate attitude.

Once the ambulance did arrive things suddenly happened very quickly, and in all the confusion I never got chance to thank Tim. So would you please let him know just how immensely grateful both my aunt and I are for what he did that evening. She is still in hospital and unlikely to return home. It was partly Tim’s gently suggesting to her that she needs to be living somewhere that will  look after her that succeeded where we as family have failed for months!  What would we (and the NHS) do without people like your fantastic volunteers. Thank you once again from the very bottom of my heart x