VOLUNTEER MEDICS WIN FUNDING FOR LIFESAVING KIT


Left to right: Dr Simon Scott-Hayward, Dr David Hillebrandt & Dr Alex Rowe

Medics who volunteer their life-saving skills in emergency situations across Devon have been gifted funds to buy specialist equipment.


Persimmon Homes Cornwall has chosen BASICS Devon as its Community Champion and awarded £1,000 from its charity fund.


BASICS Devon provides specialist volunteer immediate care doctors to assist frontline emergency service colleagues when attending medical and trauma emergencies across the county.


The doctors bring additional skills and experience as well as vital drugs and equipment to emergency situations.


Fundraising manager, Amie Bull, explained: “The volunteers help relieve strain on the ambulance service, reduce response times and can reach isolated, vulnerable individuals in life-threatening situations in remote communities fast, giving them the best chance of survival before they reach the hospital.


“This generous donation will go towards providing a new suction device to assist medics in clearing patients’ airways. It will be far superior to the current equipment and will give patients the best chance of survival, especially when they need to perform lifesaving procedures on location, at a roadside or in a field.”


Jane Cartwright, sales director for Persimmon Homes Cornwall, said: “Our region has some very remote areas and it is re-assuring to know these volunteers have got us and the emergency service covered with some extra support.


“The volunteers truly are Community Champions and we are honoured to be able to support them in this way.”


Persimmon Homes Cornwall launched Community Champions with a view to helping community groups, charities and good causes across Devon and Cornwall with two donations of up to £1,000 made locally every month.


Each month the Launceston-based builder donates up to £2,000 to community groups across the region. This also happens across Persimmon’s other 31 operating areas, meaning up to £64,000 is dished out every single month – a total of £768,000 a year.


For more information or to apply for Community Champions funding www.persimmonhomes.com/charity


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Issued by 8848 Communications for Persimmon Homes Cornwall. For further information please contact Sarah Dutton on 01902 907520 or sarah@8848agency.com

About Persimmon Homes: Founded in 1972, Persimmon Homes is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders. With headquarters in York, the Group operates from 31 regional offices throughout the UK, trading under the brand names of Persimmon Homes, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships, building quality homes across England, Wales and Scotland. The company directly employs more than 5,000 people and supports around 86,000 jobs in the construction sector.

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