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Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

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Crisis Rescue Foundation (CRF) is providing critical services to help in Crisis situations across the UK, and more recently abroad - this work has been ongoing on a daily basis since Spring 2020. We rely on your support.

Our initiatives have included:

I) Provision of PPE and medical devices to frontline services and patients;

II) The Urgent Oximeter Response Service- a free, pan London 7 day a week service delivering oxygen saturation probes to patients' homes by a team of dedicated bikers and with the support of the Royal Free Hospital;

iii) the Covid Crisis Rescue Volunteer Team, at the peak of the pandemic numbering nearly 90 volunteers distributing food donated by London eateries 5 days a week to NHS staff at busy London hospitals;

IV) The Vaxi Taxi Project to facilitate pop up vaccination units at various centres, including faith, community and asylum seeker centres, as well as homeless shelters, and transport people without access to private transport to these pop up vaccination centres, thereby making vaccination against Covid-19 more accessible for high risk groups, and addressing inequalities of health;

V) HELP INDIA NOW THINK TANK PROJECT , a coalition of UK and India based clinical and non-clinical experts, to support ongoing efforts in India to manage the pandemic, including by means of 'COVID Clinical Conversations'- the development of clinical resources for professionals and the public, including to inform the establishment of pulse oximetry at home pathways, and to deliver wellbeing support, as well as to assist in the sourcing of medical equipment supplies;

VI) UGANDA CLINICAL SUPPORT project, a group of UK and Uganda based clinicians and associated professionals working to support frontline clinicians in the midst of the COVID pandemic in Uganda, by fundraising for medical essentials and providing peer support as needed.

VII) On 4/4/22 Crisis Rescue Foundation established the first Ukraine Medical School U.K. elective programme based on the Ukraine medical schools syllabuses for each year of study from year 3, with the aim of taking the pressure off Ukraine Medical Schools lecturers trying to deliver online lectures to students who've been displaced from the Ukraine to locations globally. We are collaborating with Ukraine medical schools lecturers to structure the programme.

Some lecturers have had to leave their bunkers to deliver lectures, and this work has taken colleagues away from the priorities of survival in the midst of a war situation.

We currently have about 200 U.K. experienced medical lecturers who have signed up to help, most of whom are educators in teaching hospitals or primary care.

We have so far seen daily Ukraine student attendance of several hundreds, and about 1000 students located in the Ukraine and globally have registered for the Programme.

The feedback has been incredibly positive and both Ukraine students and medical schools have expressed their gratitude for the programme.

We want to continue to build this elective programme and need more lecturers in all fields of medical school studies to achieve this.

Please share the link below for colleagues to log your availability to deliver lectures:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCBNeGtbHz1mW5dkd3b3wuo6W2wpM0KyfgAmd6N0hj_JXtMw/viewform

Finally, please contact me if you can offer any other kind of help, including admin volunteers or IT support, or have any queries or comments,

We are reliant on donations to do this work and will continue to provide these services for as long as we have the resources to do so.

TESTIMONIALS

Thank you for everything you are doing for Dnipro and for all people trapped in this situation.

Ukraine Medical School Professor

Your CRF programme of lectures for Ukrainian medical students sounds great.

Dean of a UK medical school

It's an amazing initiative. Well done!

UK hospital doctor and CRF Programme lecturer

Thank you so much for helping us

Ukraine Medical student attending the CRF Programme lecture.

Thank you so much for providing us with essential PPE when we needed it the most. The GPs , nurses and HCAs feel so much safer knowing they will be able to care for their patients but also keep themselves safe during this very uncertain time. Not sure how you have achieved this so quickly but we couldn’t be more thankful.

NHS GP, Central London

CCRF has been a big support. Feeling psychologically safe as well as physically safe has been important to us during this difficult time and CCRF has helped the team feel closer.

NHS GP, London

Just want to say thank you once again. All the ward staff were extremely grateful and appreciative of the donations. I am so happy to see such generosity in these challenging times.

NHS JUNIOR DOCTOR, Ealing

The work this team is doing provides vital equipment to frontline staff who haven’t got the appropriate equipment to do their jobs safely.

NHS CARDIOLOGIST, South West London

Thank you so much. It really is an amazing and generous gift.

NHS PRACTICE MANAGER, Central London

What we are using funds raised for:

Supporting NHS staff, and the most vulnerable and marginalised, who are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, namely:

   i)    those suffering due to domestic abuse

   ii)   the homeless

   iii)  those with mental health conditions

   iv)  refugees

PAN LONDON OXYGEN SATURATION PROBE DELIVERY AND LOAN SERVICE 8 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK

We deliver oxygen saturation probes to patients' homes by biker at the request of clinicians in order to aid self-assessment and remote assessment of COVID. Thousands of probes have been delivered to patients to date.

THE VAXI TAXI PROJECT running across London since the beginning of 2021, with the aim of facilitating pop up vaccination units at various centres, including faith, community, homeless and asylum seeker centres, and transporting people without access to private transport to these pop up vaccination centres, thereby making vaccination against COVID-19 more accessible for the vulnerable and high risk groups, and addressing inequalities of health. The work of the CCRF Vaxi Taxi Project has been highlighted by the NHS, the Vaccines' Minister and at a 2021 Downing Street COVID briefing.

Running the CRISIS RESCUE FOUNDATION Ukraine Medical School UK Elective Programme to support Ukraine Medical students both in the Ukraine and displaced across the globe with their continued studies, and to provide Ukraine Medical Schools' lecturers with peer support from UK colleagues during the ongoing crisis.

CRF (previously CCRF) in the news & medical press

EVENING STANDARD VAXI TAXI SCHEME

METRO VAXI TAXI REPORT

THE DAILY MAIL VAXI TAXIS

The Vaxi Taxi Project

First mobile vaccination unit in London

Daily Express Award

China Daily Report China Daily

British Medical Association: Above and Beyond schemes that save lives during COVID19

Pulse: This crisis offers the chance for a radical change of mindset 

Evening Standard: Bikers deliver life saving medical equipment to vulnerable London Covid19 patients around the clock 

ITV News: Bikers deliver lifesaving devices to Covid19 patients’ homes 

Dr. Sharon Raymond, GP

DIRECTOR, CRISIS RESCUE FOUNDATION (Previously the COVID CRISIS RESCUE FOUNDATION)

Inspirational Woman of the Year Award 2020

Finalist GP of the Year Award 2020.

Finalist Coronavirus Hero 2020 Amplifon Brave Britons Awards.

Thank you for your generosity!

Disclaimer: All items of personal protective equipment, oximeters and/or any other items, devices and services provided by Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation (UK) (“Supplied Items and services”) are supplied 'as is', to help NHS and other clinical staff. End users must ensure that the specifications pertaining to such Supplied Items and services are suitable for the purpose and environment in which they will be used. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Covid Crisis Rescue Foundation (UK) disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory, or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for particular purpose.

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  • Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation2 years ago
    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    2 years ago

    Here's what you helped us achieve in 6 weeks - this is just the start! 1) Nearly £100k in donations; 2) 25,000+ items of PPE delivered; 3) Supplied PPE to overlooked healthcare centres: domestic abuse shelters, care homes, hospices and ambulance services; 4) Launched Dr. Raymond's pioneering vision for the first 'Covid Cab' service in the UK, equipping 100+ cars to ferry Covid patients; 5) Formed oxygen saturation probe 24-hour loan service - 'The Probe Angels'; 6) Registered CCR as a 'Foundation' in order to continue this vital work.

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  • Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation2 years ago
    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    2 years ago
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    We are closing in on our initial target of £100,000, which has been raised in just 4 weeks! Thank you to everyone for their immense generosity and support. Everyone involved in this project is incredibly grateful!

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  • Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation2 years ago
    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

    2 years ago

    Covid Crisis Rescue (UK) is proud to announce the very generous support of VCMT (bit.ly/2RHXtw8). VCMT's donation to our campaign will help us continue our vital work: (i) ensuring our #NHSheroes are protected during this unprecedented situation, with enough FFP2 respirator masks and face shields for over 2,000 frontline workers; and, (ii) providing 1,000 oxygen monitors to those most vulnerable to #Covid19. We are incredibly grateful for VCMT’s support. #vcmt #vcmttrading

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  • Anonymous

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    Mar 21, 2022

    £40.00

  • Barbara Miller

    Barbara Miller

    Feb 12, 2022

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Dec 19, 2021

    Thank you for all of the work by all supporting this.

    £40.00

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    Sep 16, 2021

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    Anonymous

    Aug 29, 2021

    Thank you for the loan of the oximeter when we were seriously worried dealing with Covid at home!

    £20.00

  • TG

    TG

    Aug 19, 2021

    £1,000.00

  • Helen and Steve

    Helen and Steve

    Jul 18, 2021

    To Sarah, Jake and all the amazing bikers from the Bike Shed community who are doing such fantastic work.

    £50.00

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Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

Dr. Sharon Raymond, Director Crisis Rescue Foundation

U.K.

Providing critical services in crisis situations, including PPE provision; oxygen saturation probe delivery service; food to NHS staff, homeless, women's refuges; Vaxi Taxi Project; support for clinicians tackling COVID; and the CRF Ukraine Medical School U.K. Elective Programme.

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