Emergency medical team is given new car

The Yeo Vale Responders collected the A-Class from Mercedes-Benz in Weston.

The Yeo Vale Responders collected the A-Class from Mercedes-Benz in Weston. - Credit: Archant

A COMMUNITY medical emergency team in Yatton is celebrating after receiving a generous donation from a Weston business.

Mercedes-Benz has donated a new A-Class car to the Yeo Vale Responders, who provide a first line of response to residents living in and around Yatton and Congresbury.

The car will enable the voluntary five-man team of emergency responders to travel to potentially life-threatening incidents which have happened within six minutes, or three miles, of their location.

Mike Petersen is a member of the responders team. He said: “Up until now we have previously had to use our own cars to respond to calls, so we are truly overwhelmed by the generosity of Mercedes-Benz of Weston in supplying us with the A-Class.

“As well as enabling us to respond more effectively to emergency calls, where a minute can sometimes mean a very different outcome, the car will assist with our provision of free basic life support training in the community.

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“It will also significantly help to raise our profile and increase awareness of our work, by acting as a focal point at the various community events we attend.”

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