The charity exists to support SCAS, who provide traditional 999 emergency services, as well as non-emergency patient transport services, NHS 111 services and logistics, commercial and training services across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire to a population of over 4.6 million people.
Demand for SCAS services is increasing every year and in the last 12 months the Trust took on average over 1,800 emergency 999 calls every day, over 3,400 daily calls to NHS 111 and undertook over half a million patient transport journeys.
The charity wants to help SCAS in all the things it does – and we want every single one of those hundreds of thousands of users to become our active supporters , and/or to recognise who we are, what we do, and who is out there actively supporting us. So, by helping us, not only will you be supporting a service that your staff and customers and their loved ones rely on, but we will be doing all we can to raise your profiles as a donor.
How helping us might help your business
Working with us can help you to deliver your employee engagement, customer retention, corporate social responsibility and PR objectives – and don’t forget that any gift you make to us is eligible for tax relief.
Our impact is extensive and influential. Alignment with our trusted and recognised brand will help to develop your corporate identity and enhance both your employee and public relations. Furthermore, with around 2 million patient contacts a year, it is likely that members of your staff and customer base will have been personally touched by the work of the Trust at some point – working with us can help improve your customer loyalty and staff retention.
Uniting your staff in supporting the ambulance service is also a fantastic way to boost pride in your company and help set you apart from your competitors. With fundraising activities often doubling as team-building exercises, supporting us can improve employee relations by helping to bring together different divisions and promote unity and motivation amongst your employees as they work towards a shared goal.
Some of the ways you could support us
There are many ways in which your business could provide vital support to the South Central Ambulance Charity and the vital work it does to help our local ambulance service.
We’ve thought of some ideas – but we are happy to work with you to tailor make a package that works for your business .
- Set your staff teams fundraising targets and encourage them to get involved in fundraising activities to raise money for us
- Hold fundraising events in your workplaces
- Actively encourage your staff and customers to play our lottery
- Host collecting tins in your offices or premises
- Sponsor a vehicle, activity or event
- Set up a payroll giving scheme for your staff. or promote our charity in your existing scheme
- Allow your staff time off to volunteer for our charity
- Donate your services or expertise
- Use your marketing to promote our charity
- Pledge to match what your staff raise
And did you know that we can provide your first aid and clinical training? You dial 999 for an ambulance, so why would you trust anyone else to provide your first aid and clinical training? To book our experts to train your staff contact our FACT team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0300 790 0136.
Charity of the Year
We can offer you the best return on your commitment to us, if you adopt us as your charity of the year. To find out more about what this kind of partnership could do for your business please contact our Chief Executive, Rachel Coney at Rachel.email@example.com.
Thank you to our sponsors
We are incredibly grateful to the many, many small businesses across our region who have been active supporters of our Community First Responders. You can find out more about the people our volunteers particularly want to thank in your area by looking at the page for your local CFR scheme.
Here we want to welcome our newest business partner, Brian Currie, who has supported the CFR scheme in Newport Pagnell with a donation of a brand new VW Caddy van that the local volunteers can use to respond in. Brian has not only donated a vehicle, but will be keeping it on the road for us too – which will really help the team in that area keep up the 100+ responses they are making every month.
But our supporters come in all shapes and sizes, and one of the businesses that has done most to help the Charity develop over the last couple of years is O2 – and we particularly want to thank them. They have:
- Mentored some of our most senior staff to develop an excellence as managers that matches their clinical expertise.
- Sponsored our annual Volunteer of the Year Award.
- Helped us to help you to save lives by developing and donating our Save a Life App – which you can download from the links on this page
- Helped put CFRs on the map nationally by developing the national branding materials for all local Community First Responders in England. Watch the video we made with their support:
THANKYOU. Without the support of our Corporate Partners the Charity could not do the vital work it does to help the local ambulance service help you.
Our Chief Executive, Vanessa Casey, personally manages the relationship between our Charity and our Corporate Partners, and she will be on hand to help you create and deliver a package of fundraising and support activities that will meet your employee engagement, social responsibility and PR objectives.
Vanessa can help align your support for our charity with whichever part of our Charity or Trust activity is particularly of interest to you – whether that’s our fantastic front line volunteers, our community education, our research and development, our emergency service response, the first aid and clinical training we deliver to major businesses and events or our logistics business. To find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org