South Western Ambulance Charity

South Western Ambulance Charity

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6 supporters

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  • Mr P supported us with 1 ticket
  • Ms D supported us with 1 ticket
  • Ms L supported us with 5 tickets
  • Mr W supported us with 10 tickets

Next draw date

4d 11h 51m confetti ball

25 May 2024

Draw results

£25,000 Jackpot

6 5 2 2 6 6
  • Winner! Ms C (Radstock) Won £25.00!
  • Winner! Ms E (STREET) Won £25.00!
  • Winner! Mrs H (WELLS) Won 3 extra tickets!
  • Winner! Mrs D (Shepton Mallet) Won 3 extra tickets!
Sat 18 May 2024

About us

About us
The South Western Ambulance Charity 'goes the extra mile' for the exceptional staff, volunteer heroes and the communities served by the South Western Ambulance Service. 

Although the Ambulance Service is funded by the government through the NHS, there is always a need for extra money to provide an even better service to patients. 

The Charity does this in three main ways: 

We support our exceptional people

The Staying Well Service provides the staff and volunteers of the South Western Ambulance Service with access to sources of help and support with their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  The importance of having a confidential lifeline for those people who are, by the very nature of the work they do, often exposed to traumatic and disturbing events, can’t be underestimated. 

We use charitable donations to extend the support and services available to our exceptional people.  The charity also provides enhanced facilities and supports the personal development of our staff and volunteers through training and development bursaries.

We support communities

The South Western Ambulance Charity is supporting defibrillator placement, maintenance and training. 

Increased public access to defibrillators results in more people, who are experiencing a cardiac arrest, receiving a life-saving shock quickly, giving them the best possible chance of survival.

We support our volunteer heroes

Community First Responder (CFR) volunteers operate within the communities in which they live or work, providing lifesaving emergency aid early and ahead of ambulance arrival.  The South Western Ambulance Service is supported by over 800 Community First Responders, attending around 40,000 incidents each year – helping to save lives, reduce pain and provide reassurance to those requiring emergency care.

Charitable donations support our volunteers by funding additional equipment and training, over and above that provided by the NHS Trust. 

Community First Responders (CFRs) are members of the public who volunteer to help reach those patients most in need.  They can be called on at any time, day or night, and as the most rural Ambulance Service in England, the contribution of our CFRs is invaluable. 

CFRs are trained and governed by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.   Each CFR group is provided with an extensive kit bag containing everything required for basic life support in advance of an ambulance crew attending.  In addition to this, local fundraising activities are undertaken to purchase enhanced equipment to benefit their local communities.

How donations to the Charity from the Shape Mendip Lottery are used:

Donations received from the Shape Mendip Lottery are ring-fenced for use in the Mendip district, to go the extra mile for our Ambulance Station staff and volunteer CFR groups. They fund enhanced equipment, improved facilities and increased public access to defibrillators and awareness raising of the importance of bystander CPR in cases of cardiac arrest.  

Thank you for helping us go the extra mile and good luck!

Zoe Larter - Head of Charity, South Western Ambulance Charity. 

The South Western Ambulance Service Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1049230).


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