First aid charity needs volunteers so it can continue to support Weston-super-Mare events

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 July 2017

Wessex Ambulance Service volunteers with their new ambulance.

Wessex Ambulance Service volunteers with their new ambulance.

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A volunteer ambulance service in Weston-super-Mare has received a new vehicle ahead of a busy summer of events – but new volunteers are needed to ensure it can continue to run.

The Wessex Ambulance Trust will attend Hazy Days this weekend, and is already booked to provide first aid care at more Weston events.

But in order to keep going, it needs to recruit more volunteers.

Chairman Barrie Sleeman said: “We are down to about 12 volunteers, and we need 20 at least.”

The trust provides free first aid training to its members in exchange for them volunteering at events.

Mr Sleeman said it can be a good stepping stone to a medical career as the team are often the first on the scene, although he hopes the volunteers will stick around for a number of years.

He said: “It can involve first aid, to defibrillators to lifting and handling and paediatric care.”

Anyone interested can call Mr Sleeman on 07785 996831.

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