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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund life-saving equipment and a new vehicle for the Rutland & Leicestershire Army Responder Scheme.

Kendrew Barracks, Oakham

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Since August 2015 our scheme as been set up here in Rutland, the team are made up from Soldiers based here within the county.

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) provide the training and a small car and we volunteer our time in booking on to a six hour shift every day after our normal day at work.

During our shifts we are dispatched to emergency calls covering 1 day old to end of life, and the calls can be: diabetic emergencies, difficulties in breathing, asthmatic, falls, sepsis, cardiac arrest and the list goes on.

In the past 2 Year’s we have covered 6500 hours, 3200 emergency calls ( including 46 cardiac arrests) and covered 47000 miles. There are a number of civilian schemes like this within the East Midlands however, the Army Responders has just been recognised as the most successful scheme within the East Midlands (hours on call, jobs attended, patients treated etc) and also came runners up in this years Heroes of Leicester Awards.

Although our scheme is supported by EMAS we are a charity based scheme that relies heavily on public donations and sponsors.

We have just been given authority and currently arranging a huge upgrade to the scheme allowing us to progress to a better vehicle capable of blue lights and enhanced training allowing us to be utilised even more so ie Road Traffic Collisions.

In order to progress we need to offset the costs of running a Fast Response Vehicle (FRV), purchase equipment and uniform including PPE, also offset the training costs of our blue light drivers; we are looking at raising £5K minmum per .

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    11

    • Nikki Barker-Gorse

      Nikki Barker-Gorse

      May 4, 2018

      Great to hear such good work being done by volunteers. Keep up the hard work!

      £20.00

    • Nigel Barker

      Nigel Barker

      May 3, 2018

      Really appreciate the time and effort you put in.

      £20.00

    • Ingrid Gardner

      Ingrid Gardner

      Jan 6, 2018

      The work you guys do is invaluable. Amazing selfless team xxx

    • Michael Jollands

      Michael Jollands

      Jan 1, 2018

      Keep up the good work guys.

      £30.00

    • Gareth Kelly

      Gareth Kelly

      Dec 3, 2017

      £5.00

    • Maria Fraser

      Maria Fraser

      Nov 28, 2017

      Great service.

      £20.00

    • Angela Simister

      Angela Simister

      Nov 27, 2017

      Keep up the good work all power to your elbow.

      £10.00

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    Kendrew Barracks, Oakham

    A group of volunteers within the British Army, responding to 999 calls on behalf of EMAS.

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