Towards the end of last month, The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives - Leadership Forum - held their annual conference and gala dinner.
Our co-ordinator Mike and his wife Linda, were invited and Mike was presented with a national award for Outstanding Service in the "Volunteer" category in the form of a certificate and an engraved glass trophy, by Anthony Marsh Chairman of AACE.
Speaking after the event Mike said, "To even be considered for such an award was an honour; to actually be chosen to receive this national award was something else. I am grateful to those who nominated me and the South Central Ambulance (SCAS) team who made my wife and I so welcome."
"Over the past 13 years I have tried to ensure our volunteers are well equipped and well trained and professional in what we do to help our community when they need us and to support the ambulance service. If they are going out to help others at all hours of the day and night and in all weathers, they need a reliable vehicle and equipment. I have tried to spread that ethos amongst other groups locally. It is a great privilege to work with the committed and dedicated professional staff of South Central Ambulance Service, and our unpaid volunteers, who give their time for free to serve our local community."
Thanks to Bransgore Townswomen's Guild and their kind donation, we are able to purchase two QCPR upgrade sets for two of our CPR manikins. Using electronics, Bluetooth and a tablet/ipad we will be able to hone our CPR skills to best effect and also use them when we demonstrate CPR or, with our Heartstart hats on, to train members of the public in CPR.
Interested in joining this award winning team? Anyone can do what we do with the excellent training provided. Call us on 0844 500 9699 for a no commitment chat.