In Memory Giving
Many people decide to make a donation or have a collection in memory of a loved one to show support for the South Western Ambulance Service, fund equipment for volunteer responders, or help us improve cardiac arrest survival rates.
We are hugely grateful to receive in-memory donations and kind messages from friends and families who wish to thank the South Western Ambulance Service staff for their support through a very difficult time.
If you are taking a collection as part of a funeral service, your Funeral Director may be able to advise you on the 'in memory' donation services that they recommend or use.
Please do get in touch with us so that we can understand how you would like us to use any in memory gift, or leave it to us to ensure the funds will be used where we need them most.
Remembering Rhys Jones
When Dorset Community First Responder (CFR) Rhys Jones sadly died in 2021 his family and close friends decided to complete the unrealised fundraising challenge that he was planning - to climb Mount Snowdon while carrying a full emergency response kit.
Each kit, including oxygen cylinders, weighs 10.5kg (23lb) and, at 1,085m (3,560ft), Snowdon is the highest mountain in the British Isles outside Scotland.
The team raised an amazing £8,206.47 to support CFRs in delivering their vital role to patients. The funds were used to purchase two Raizer lifting chairs which help to life vulnerable people who have had a fall.
Nigel, Rhys' father explains; "This has been an eye-opening experience and I'm so glad that we took on Rhys' challenge and that we raised very vital funds for the South Western Ambulance Service Community First Responders".