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  • BASICS Essex receives generous donation from Asda Foundation

    We are delighted to announce that we have received a £400 donation from the Asda Foundation as part of their Green Token Giving programme. This programme allows customers to vote for local charities to receive funding from Asda. Dr Ian Gibson MBE, our Honorary President, and Christine Winzar, our Community Fundraising Officer, went to Asda Basildon Eastgate today to collect the cheque and thank the staff and customers for their support. The Green Token Giving programme is a way for Asda to support local charities and good causes in the communities where they operate. Customers are given green tokens at the checkout, which they can use to vote for their preferred charity or cause. At the end of each voting period, the Asda Foundation donates a share of the funding to the chosen charities. This donation will help us continue our vital work of providing advanced life-saving pre-hospital care in Essex. Our volunteer doctors and paramedics are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies and provide life-saving medical interventions on scene. We'd like to thank the Asda Foundation and all the customers who voted for them in the Green Token Giving programme. Their support is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference to the charity's ability to save lives in the local community. If you would like to support us further, you can donate online, join our weekly charity lottery, or take part in one of our upcoming events. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

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  • Grant Awarded via HELP Appeal

    We have recently been granted an amazing £25,000 from British Association for Immediate care, facilitated by The County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal. On behalf of all at BASICS Essex, we want to say a massive thank you for awarding a further £25,000 to our charity. HELP Appeal have been generously awarding grants to BASICS for 4 years. This will make a huge difference and help our volunteer doctors and paramedics be there to save more lives across Essex. Read more:

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  • BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service

    Your support helps to save lives in our local community. Text ESSEX to 70085 to donate £5 Introducing BASICS Essex THE ESSEX EMERGENCY MEDICAL CHARITY Our highly trained volunteer doctors and paramedics respond to incidents at the request of East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust , supplementing the outstanding service provided by ambulance clinicians. Our volunteers respond in our enhanced care vehicle or their own vehicles - anytime, anywhere in Essex. We work with the British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) to provide advanced, emergency care training to our volunteers. What we do You can help us to save local lives We do not receive any statutory funding and therefore rely solely upon grants and donations. Ways to donate Recent News BASICS Essex receives generous donation from Asda Foundation We're recruiting! Grant Awarded via HELP Appeal All News Full kit carried by our autonomous responders Response Personal Protective Suit £600 Rescue Helmet £150 Advanced Patient Monitor and Defibrillator £14,833 High visibility Jacket £250 Blue Light Fit to Vehicle £2,100 Portable Airway Suction Unit £400 Response Bag (Including Kit) £1,000 Safety Boots £130 Help us provide kit to our responders Ways to donate Passionate about pre-hospital care? Many of our doctors are educators, teaching vital life saving skills to other emergency carers. To help enhance your skills, get in touch today. Contact us ​TCS LONDON MARATHON BASICS Essex have places available each year in the London Marathon. ​ Run in aid of us and help to enable BASICS Essex to continue with our Voluntary life saving work. More info Join our weekly charity lottery Support us today by joining our new charity lottery, with a guaranteed cash prize every week! More info Subscribe to our newsletter • Don’t miss out! Email Join Thanks for subscribing!

  • Supporters | BASICS Essex

    Meet our Supporters Find out how all our supporters are helping make a vital difference to BASICS Essex. Supporters News Grant Awarded via HELP Appeal Dec 21, 2022 18 Response Vehicle Launch & High Sheriff Award Feb 28, 2022 150 New PPE helmets for responders #HELPappeal Jan 31, 2022 90 See all news Featured In November 2021, Smarter Metering Services Limited and Gas Emergency UK were extremely generous in donating us a new response car! ​ Read more: New Response Vehicle #XC3 Following a generous grant of £25,000 from BASICS via the County Air Ambulance Trust's #HELPappeal , we have been able to purchase new PPE for all our autonomous responders and a X-Series Zoll Defibrillator. ​ Read more: New PPE helmets for responders #HELPappeal Grant awarded by BASICS #HELPAppeal Read more: New Response Vehicle #XC3 Supporters The Hospital Saturday Fund The Grace Trust Arnold Clark Community Fund Mighty Oak Brewery South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Club Essex Community Foundation Stansted Airport Passenger Community Fund ASDA Foundation.png The National Lottery Community Fund Marks & Spencer Morrisons - Maldon The CO-OP Partnership Great Baddow Waitrose & Partners Walter Farthing Trust Grassroots Charity Supporting causes in Colchester and Tendring Colchester Catalyst Charity Nationwide Vehicle Recovery Assistance Harlow Health Centres Trust Foyle Foundation Burham-on-Crouch Inner Wheel Ladbrokes Coral Trust Blackwater Sign & Print Solutions Loughton Town Council Lions Club of Braintree The Albert Hunt Trust

  • What we do | BASICS Essex

    WHAT WE DO BASICS Essex , formerly known as BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service or B.E.A.R.S , is a charity made up of volunteer doctors and paramedics who respond to incidents at the request of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. ​ We help save lives in communities across Essex and can be at your side in minutes, day or night. We're proud to supplement the outstanding service provided by our ambulance clinicians. ​ We receive no government funding and rely solely upon your donations. Ways to donate Our committed volunteer doctors and paramedics make themselves available around the clock throughout the year. They are often first on the scene, be it at the roadside, in a field, or a home emergency. We have operated in Essex since 1973. Our qualified and experienced doctors and paramedics respond from home, or as part of a medical response team, in the schemes own Enhanced Care Car. The doctors and paramedics are able to provide additional treatment on the scene, like providing enhanced pain relief or emergency surgical interventions where required. ​ With calls increasing BASICS Essex needs your support. You can help save more lives in your local area. Support us today and help us to continue to provide our vital lifesaving service to your local community.

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