Ambulance open days raise money for charity

Emergency services were on show over the weekend with a series of station open days, raising hundreds of pounds for local charities.

Our staff joined colleagues from police, fire, air ambulance charities and community first responders (CFR) for the fun-filled open days, which included stalls, cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) sessions and lots of games.

The open days gave people the chance to find out more about EEAST, meet staff and volunteers, and explore inside an ambulance and other emergency vehicles.

Elmswell Fire station in Suffolk opened its doors to the public on 27th August and raised approximately £1,500 for charity.

Ambulance staff from Harlow station joined forces with police, fire, CFRs, RNLI and British Red Cross on Saturday, 2nd September, for an emergency services open day and raised nearly £500 for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance from a charity cake sale.

Paramedic Grace Reed said: “It was a fantastic day. Myself and Firefighter Steve Joyce from Harlow Fire Station teamed up to organise the day. We couldn’t have done it without the help of the staff who gave up their sunny Saturday.

“We taught children and adults basic life support and carried out an advanced life support scenario for the public so they can see what we do in real cardiac arrests.”

We also had staff at the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) fundraiser at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough, on Saturday, 2nd September. The day raised £1,375 for the EAAA.

Published 6th September, 2017

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