could ensure the next person we’re called to is kept free from pain.
could pay for a tourniquet, used to completely stop blood flow to a wound.
pays for a thermal blanket to protect patients from hypothermia.
could go towards paying for a bespoke drugs bag, allowing our crew to quickly access advanced drugs when every minute matters.
could cover the anaesthesia required to treat and stabilise critically unwell patients, and allow us to perform potentially lifesaving surgical procedures at the scene.
On 5th January 2022, Paul found himself driving through Buscot on his way to work in Faringdon. His day took an unexpected turn when he noticed a car, half in a ditch, with a visibly shaken female driver.
As a member of his local Search and Rescue team, Paul’s instinct to help kicked in immediately. Without hesitation, Paul parked his car across the road and went to assist.
He vividly recalls standing on the roadside, waving at approaching vehicles to slow down. While one car heeded the warning, another failed to brake in time, causing a collision that left Paul pinned between the two vehicles. The impact trapped his right leg between the cars and his left leg in the ditch, hanging him upside down.
I realised very quickly that I was in a lot of trouble. My left leg was broken, and I couldn’t feel my right leg.
Your support keeps us at the frontline of saving lives every day. With so many ways to give, whether through a regular donation or the gift of your time, every little thing you can do helps us give more people a chance when the worst happens. We couldn’t do what we do without you.