BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service    -    Providers of Pre-Hospital Care    -    Volunteers Saving Lives Throughout Essex

Colchester Catalyst Charity have Granted BEARS


A magnificent sum of £27,958.00

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Funds were granted to enable us to complete  the whole of our 2nd phase of BEARS Enhanced Care Car project.Through the Granting of these funds BEARS have been able to purchase a Lifepak 15 Difibrillator, Video Laryngascopes, VScan mobile ultasound and complete of training of our new Doctors seen pictured below.
Dr Tom Bennett-Britton and Dr Paddy Wilkinson A huge thank you must go to Rodney Appleyard - Development Officer of Colchester Catalyst Charity for his continued support, throughout the whole application process.

Call Out Statistics 2016

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BEARS have 12 Autonomous Responders who respond with their respective areas. In addition our Enhanced Care Car team of 5 Medics can be seen on roads throughout Essex, carrying on board Advanced life saving medical equipment.

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BEARS Charity Work

BEARS is an emergency medical charity, that provides, equips and supports medics, enabling them to respond to critically ill or injured patients, in the pre-hospital environment and provides support, additional specialist assessment and treatment, beyond that of the Ambulance service, throughout the county of Essex.BEARS members are all volunteers, they include Anaesthetists, General Practitioners, Consultants in Emergency medicine and Critical/Immediate Care Paramedics. Currently BEARS have a number of former and existing military medics, within our cohort.BEARS are not in receipt of any statutory funding and therefore rely solely upon voluntary and public donations, to enable us to continue our life saving work.

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Team BEARS - Virgin London Marathon 2017 Runners Raised
an Amazing £51,000


NEW Sponsors of our 2017 London Marathon Runners

Thank you to Baileys Horse Feeds of Braintree, for their kind sponsorship of BEARS 2017 London Marathon Team. Their sponsorship contributed to BEARS runners receiving a great event experience. If you are in a position and would kindly like to consider sponsoring our 2018 team, please contact 

Life Cycle Challenge

Cycle 1


Cycling enthusiasts...
Chris Boakes (27) and Jordan Cole (22) are taking on a cycle challenge...  From Norwich to Harlow - Totalling 106 miles.
This event is being held to fundraise for BEARS and Diabetes UK. See our News page for the full 'truly inspirational' story and ways that you can donate to their challenge.

Sponsor a Medic

BEARS Currently have 11 Autonomous Responders, who respond from their respective homes throughout the county of Essex and in addition 10 Care Team Responders who respond in BEARS Enhanced Care Car. Our ‘Sponsor a Medic’ Campaign has been introduced to specifically help fund the essential equipment, on-going training and insurance fees that are essentially required annually, for each individual Medic to carry out their life saving work.A £1,000 donation, will fully sponsor your local BEARS Responder for 1 whole year.BEARS do not receive any statutory funding, therefore all contributions, however small, are greatly appreciated and help to ensure BEARS can continue their voluntary life saving work.

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donate (1)BEARS receive no statutory funding, therefore we rely solely on public donations