Another excellent event at the Great Bransgore Beer, Cider and Music Festival at the end of last month. We hope to have raised £750 running the competition and Bransgore Rotary donate the competition proceeds to our group.


At our recent training evening before our twice yearly requalification session, those trained in its use, introduced the others to the Mangar Elk lifting cushion we use to help those non injured persons who cannot get back on to their feet, to be assisted safely, and hopefully save the deployment of a dual crewed ambulance whose skills can be used in incidents where a life may otherwise be at risk.

We have three potential recruits going through the new recruiting process being undertaken by the Ambulance Service. Once trained we hope two will help improve our service in the Burley area and another will assist both in Burley and Bransgore. Once through the paperwork stage the training really is first class and provides the confidence and skill to do with calls ranging from cardiac arrest, through to calls where reassurance and basic support are all that’s needed.