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BASICS Devon a small local charity is delighted to be chosen to benefit from the amazing Co-op Local Community Fund.

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, BASICS Devon volunteer doctors are incredibly grateful and want to say thank you to the Co-op staff and customers for this opportunity to make a real difference in Devon.

The Chaddlewood Co-op store at Glen Road in Plympton is the charities host and Amie Bull Fundraising Manager for BASICS Devon and volunteer BASICS Devon Immediate Care Doctor Ian Higginson went along to meet the team.

Left to Right: Kath Hendrick Member Pioneer, BASICS Devon Dr Ian Higginson and Simon Scott Store Manager

Dr Ian Higginson said “It means a lot to BASICS when local communities choose to support us, since we work in our communities to provide our voluntary emergency care.”

BASICS Devon will be in the Chaddlewood store on Friday 20th March from 9.30am – 12.30pm to talk to customers and staff about BASICS Devon, so do go along and meet the team.

BASICS Devon are raising much-needed funds to support their volunteer doctors to continue to respond to help reduce response times so more patients can be treated to relieve pain and suffering and to help save lives. Their doctors are educators, teaching vital life-saving skills, committed to accessing schools and community groups to offer first aid training. They work closely with other emergency services and want to encourage people to come forward to learn life-saving skills.

To help raise vital funds, BASICS Devon will be relying on Co-op members. When a member buys selected products or services from the Co-op, they earn a 5% reward for themselves, with a further 1% for local causes.

The Co-op is looking to support organisations that make a difference in their local communities by protecting & improving community spaces, helping people reach their full potential by developing their skills or promoting health and wellbeing.

Co-op members can choose BASICS Devon as their local cause by visiting

They really hope that people will visit the website and donate their 1% to BASICS Devon.

If you’re not a member and would like to support BASICS Devon, you can join at your local store or online at

When a community comes together, they are able to achieve great things, BASICS Devon hope you can help promote their project.

For more information about us, please visit

About BASICS Devon

BASICS Devon is a network of 13 emergency volunteer doctors providing immediate access to specialist medical care at the scene of an accident or illness. Making themselves available around the clock throughout the year, responding to incidents at the request of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. The charity relies solely on donations.

BASICS Devon doctors aim to provide a fast response to incidents in rural areas, and use their extensive skills to support patient care.

For further information, to donate or get involved please visit:

Contact Amie Bull, Fundraising Manager T: 01752 936299

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