Local ambulance charity seeks new volunteers

A Yate based ambulance charity is looking for new volunteers to help in its work of providing specialist emergency medical cover at public events.

local_ambulance_charity_seeks_new_volunteers.jpgSevern Ambulance & Medical Services is run by a board of trustees and clinically led by a small team of healthcare professionals. Two of the trustees Tim & Deborah Moore have been providing emergency care and training in the local area for more than twenty years. The charity has a fleet of ambulances and its volunteer staff include Doctors, Paramedics, Nurses and First-Aiders. More than a dozen volunteers of all ages give their time to help keep the public safe at events and train other people in emergency care. But the charity would welcome additional volunteers so that it can increase the amount of help it can offer.

Co-founder, trustee and Chief Ambulance Officer Tim Moore says: “We are looking to recruit dedicated members of the community with the willingness and drive to learn important lifesaving skills to enable them to play a part in providing the services we do.” 

The charity was visited by MP Steve Webb who was shown some of the ambulances and learned more about the work of the charity. He encouraged volunteers to come forward, saying:

“I was very impressed by the commitment of the volunteers of Severn Ambulance & Medical Services and of the way in which they give their time to help us all enjoy public events safely.  If there are any local people that would like to contribute, I would encourage them to get in touch”.

More detail of the charity can be found at www.severnambulance.org.uk