BEARS Enhanced Care Car Launch
Lord-Lieutenant Commissions New Emergency Vehicle - Lord Petre, the Lord-Lieutenant for Essex, attended the launch at Hylands House of our Enhanced Care Car. [The vehicle has been purchased and equipped with funds raised by many generous supporters and especially by those who regularly run the London Marathon in aid of our charity. The vehicle will regularly be seen in action carrying a doctor and a critical care paramedic. It was fully operational for the first time on the same evening that it was launched.The vehicle will carry state of the art equipment for monitoring and treating seriously ill patients including a mechanical chest compression device for patients in cardiac arrest and other advanced resuscitation equipment. It will also carry special splints for broken bones and a wider range of drugs including more powerful pain-killing drugs than regular ambulance crews can provide. The vehicle and its personnel, all volunteers, will regularly be available at night, when not all air ambulances can fly.
Virgin London Marathon 2016
On Sunday 24th April 2016 - Team BEARS runners took to the streets of London to run the Virgin London Marathon raising much needed funds for us. All 25 runners worked so hard training for the event alongside their fundraising activities. Without supporters such as these, we could not do what we do in helping those critically injured or ill in Essex!