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We are grateful to all those individuals, organisations and businesses who support SAVES and help us to provide our vital service.
North Curry Community Coffee Shop A big thank you to the Coffee Shop which has been a regular donator to SAVES.
This a community project run by volunteers and they donate surplus profits to charities and good causes. Their home-made cakes and soups are a speciality and they also serve light lunches as well as selling visual arts and local handcrafts, fresh flowers and second hand books. If you live near North Curry, Taunton, you can pop in for a coffee or snack on Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am – 5pm.
In October 2019 we were successful in obtaining a significant grant from the national HELP appeal in conjunction with BASICS.
The HELP Appeal was created 10 years ago by the County Air Ambulance Trust. It is the only charity in the country dedicated to funding NHS hospital helipads. BASICS is the national umbrella charity for schemes such as SAVES and has worked with the HELP appeal to provide support for SAVES and similar schemes to fund adaptations to our volunteers' cars to enable us to arrive on scene as swiftly and safely as possible.
Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal said: “BASICS volunteers are lifesavers – it’s as simple as that. Not only do they have demanding and extremely challenging jobs helping patients every day, but they also give up their free time to help save lives by supporting the UK ambulance service, 365 days of the year. Whether patients are seriously injured in a traffic accident or a terrorist attack, this new funding will help these amazing volunteers arrive at the scene as quickly and as safely as possible to help save lives.”
Somerset is the historic home of Clarke Willmott who have had a presence had a presence here for over 125 years. We are delighted that the Taunton Office selected SAVES as one of its nominated charities for 2018-20
Other Generous supporters in recent times have been:
as well as numerous private individuals who have supported our fundraising and events.
We thank you all.