The extra mile

March 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 Newsletter!

In this edition we will be showing you how we have used donations generously gifted to the South Western Ambulance Charity to go the extra mile for our exceptional people and the communities served by the South Western Ambulance Service.

Going the extra mile for our volunteer heroes

A huge well done goes to volunteer Community First Responders, Stacey Colwill and Matthew Burrows, for passing their C1 driving tests, a key element of the process required to become an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) for the South Western Ambulance Service.

Morrisons support our Lifting Chair campaign

A huge thank you to The Morrisons Foundation who have provided valuable funding to purchase a Lifting Chair for our Weymouth Community First Responders.

Helping to increase the chance of survival in cases of cardiac arrest

The South Western Ambulance Charity is delighted to be supporting the partnership between SWASFT and GoodSAM to respond to life-threatening calls involving cardiac arrest. In just a few months since going live, over 600 volunteers have registered on the app.

Raise free funds for our charity when you shop online!

If you shop online, you may be pleased to know that any online purchases you make could also support us.

 

With Give as you Live, you can earn a donation equivalent to a percentage of your spend at over 4,000 online retailers, at no cost to you or us.

https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/swambulancecharity

Be in with a 1 in 50 chance of winning the lottery!

Be in with a 1 in 50 chance of winning the lottery!

Join the BH Coastal Lottery today at:

https://www.bhcoastallottery.co.uk/support/south-western-ambulance-charity

 

Each ticket for the BH Coastal Lottery has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize. Since March 2019, supporters of the South Western Ambulance Charity have won over £2,300!

Thank you!

Thank you for helping us go the extra mile for the exceptional staff, volunteer heroes and communities served by the South Western Ambulance Service.

If you would like to get in touch with us we would love to hear from you!

Address: South Western Ambulance Charity, c/o SWASFT, Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY

Phone: 0300 369 0108

Email: charity@swast.nhs.uk

Going the extra mile for our exceptional staff

In December 2019, the South Western Ambulance Charity provided bursaries to support 48 students undertaking Paramedic development through the University of the West of England Distance Learning Programme.

Going the extra mile for the communities we serve

Thank you to everyone who supported our Tesco Bags of Help projects in Tavistock, Lyme Regis and Corscombe & Halstock.

 

As a result of the funding received from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme the South Western Ambulance Charity have been able to increase public access to defibrillators.

Saving Lives Together Crowdfunding campaign

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/saving-lives-together

 

The ambulance service cannot always save lives without support from the public and we need to change people’s perception regarding their willingness, confidence and ability to render aid to someone who suffers a cardiac arrest. Doing something is better than doing nothing, and you could help save a life.

You shop.  Amazon gives...

You shop.  Amazon gives...

If you shop online, and if you shop with Amazon it would be fantastic if you could consider using smile.amazon.co.uk.

 

AmazonSmile is a carbon copy of the Amazon.co.uk website - it has the same products, prices and shopping features. The only difference is that when you shop with AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to your nominated charity.

Important update about the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Following consultation with the UK Government, London Marathon Events has announced the postponement of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.  The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th October 2020.

You can show your support to our two amazing charity runners by sponsoring them on their Virgin Money Giving fundraising pages:

Holly Chant - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HollyChant

Jess Cooke - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JessCookeLondonMarathon

Discounted Will writing service

​We are grateful to Irwin Mitchell solicitors for offering supporters of the South Western Ambulance Charity a discounted will writing service.

 

Making a Will ensures that when you die, your estate is dealt with according to your wishes. With effective planning, a Will can also make sure your loved ones are also provided for in a tax-efficient way.​

Follow us on Social Media!

Join our online communities on Facebook and Twitter and get the latest updates from the South Western Ambulance Charity on Social Media!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swambulancecharity

Twitter: https://twitter.com/swa_charity.

The South Western Ambulance Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1049230)

South Western Ambulance Charity

Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter, EX2 7HY

Tel: 0300 3690108  Email: charity@swast.nhs.uk

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