Lifesaving charity, Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), has received a £5,000 donation from AJN Steelstock. SARS specialist volunteer responders assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of serious medical emergencies across Suffolk and its adjacent counties.
The donation will be used to buy specialist PPE and equipment, including an infusion pump which enables clinicians to deliver medication over a period of time at a predetermined rate. SARS clinicians are able to provide an additional and advanced level of patient care that would not normally be available outside a hospital environment.
Kim Turner, Fundraising Coordinator, said: “We’re extremely grateful to AJN Steelstock for the donation. As a small charity with limited resources, SARS relies on voluntary donations to support its activity. AJN’s support means our crews can now carry even more specialist equipment to incidents across the county.”
Present-day SARS volunteers are doctors such as anaesthetists drawn from hospital environments or are critical care paramedics or other specialist healthcare professionals. SARS volunteer responders can sometimes be on scene before paramedics, as responders are based within communities, so are often closer to an emergency scene than ambulance staff. Over the course of 2022, the charity responded to over 470 calls for assistance.
We are proud to support this amazing charity. For more information on SARS and the vital work it provides, please visit: https://www.sars999.org.uk/