27 Jun 2014

Volunteers' month: Lifesavers Scotland says thank you

Lifesavers Scotland 

Responding to our volunteers’ month campaign, David Craig from Lifesavers Scotland wrote in to let us know how much he values the support of volunteers.

Lifesavers Scotland is a vital lifeline for the Scottish community. The charity provides an emergency transport service for NHS Scotland – run entirely by volunteers who donate their time to deliver critical medical supplies, out-of-hours, seven days a week, including bank holidays.

Invaluable resource

Volunteers do a variety of jobs that keep the service running. This includes driving cars and motorbikes that transport medical supplies, fundraising, administration, fixing the vehicles and promoting the charity to friends and families.

In turn, volunteers are able to learn useful skills such as problem solving and time management whilst getting to grips with phone and radio communication, basic vehicle checks and safer driving.

“Without these people there is no charity”

David said: “We’d like to thank all our volunteers for the last six months supporting our charity in providing service provision by riding the motor bikes and driving the cars. All out of hours - saving lives and money for the NHS in Scotland. Also, thanks to the behind the scenes volunteers in fundraising and administration. Without these people there is no charity, thanks to you all. Here’s to the next six months of our new and rapidly expanding charity.”

Onwards and upwards! Well done the Lifesavers Scotland Team.

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