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£500raised of £500 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £500 to provide supplies to enable Street Assist to run each weekend 10pm-4am treating first aid and welfare needs in Edinburgh city centre.

    Location
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 26th February 2017

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    Story

    Street Assist is a fully volunteer run, funded and lead street triage and welfare service, and was launched in April 2016 by a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers.

    The emergency services are the people we call on in times of need face unprecedented challenges and work extremely hard to keep us all safe, however, if someone calls 999 because their friend is too drunk and unable to get into a taxi, that potentially means an emergency ambulance and/or team of police officers are then unable to respond to more appropriate and potentially life threatening emergencies.

    Thats where Street Assist comes in.

    We can offer a safe space, organise safe and appropriate travel home, provide first aid and advice, and ultimately, ensure someone isn't inappropriately taken to spend the night in Accident and Emergency or a police station.
    It's estimated that between the cost of an ambulance being called and someone going into hospital, it costs upwards of £400 and if we can be there for only one person, thats one person saved from a hospital or police station stay.

    Street Assist has no regular or stable funding.

    For the most part, Street Assist is a volunteer run, and volunteer funded project. We pay for everything ourselves from fuel and insurance for the ambulance to gloves, sick bowls, cleaning equipment and first aid supplies.

    We do an amazing job with the limited resources we have, but our volunteers have an abundance of enthusiasm, dedication and love for what we do.

    Your donations will help us to continue to do what we do best. Thank you

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    • Emma Finch10 months ago
      Emma Finch

      Emma Finch

      10 months ago

      THANKYOU everyone we have reached our target with still a few days to go so feel free to spread the word still and raise more awareness and pennies! We love you all thankyou!

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    Supporters

    14

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 20, 2017

      For an invaluable service in Edinburgh!

    • Lisa Hunter

      Lisa Hunter

      Feb 19, 2017

      From Positive Paths CIC

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 19, 2017

      Good job guys

    • Irene Nisbet

      Irene Nisbet

      Feb 11, 2017

      A huge thank you to Street Assist for helping my son tonight. Your service is invaluable to parents of teenagers and the vulnerable people of Edinburgh

      £30.00

    • Grant Howarth

      Grant Howarth

      Jan 31, 2017

      £10.00

    • Barbara McElhinney

      Barbara McElhinney

      Jan 31, 2017

      What a great thing to do!

      £20.00

    • MARGARET FINCH

      MARGARET FINCH

      Jan 31, 2017

      Very proud of you and your colleagues giving up your time to help people in need

      £20.00

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