2019 was a busy year for Three Parishes Response. Our team of just 3 active responders racked up a whopping 3,730 hours of duty and attended 187 call-outs to medical emergencies in and around the local area. That's an average of 1 call-out every 2 days.

Of those call-outs we attended 12 cardiac arrests, providing critical emergency treatment in those critical minutes between a 999 call and the paramedics arriving.

Congratulations to Elaine Carpenter for providing 640 hours of service, to Trudi Wild for providing 1,150 hours and Vince Strafford for 1,920 hours over the year.

We're pleased to report that this year we've had 3 fantastic new recruits. Two of them, Alex Dawson and Jake Cairns are undergoing training and assessment with the Ambulance Service in the coming weeks whilst Alistair Horne from Groton has now become fully qualified and joins the team. Well done Al!

We are always happy to meet anyone who feels they would like to try responding and would ask them to contact us. You'll be given full training (which leads to a recognised official qualification) and use of all the required equipment as well as support. You don't have to commit to a huge amount of hours and can arrange when you volunteer around the rest of your commitments.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to help keep us going - we exist solely off your kind donations that enable us to buy and service the equipment we need to help others. We couldn't do it without you so we're hugely grateful for your continued support.

We hope you all have a wonderful and safe 2020!

Trudi, Alistair, Elaine, Vic and Vince
L-R: Trudi Wild, Alistair Horne, Elaine Carpenter, Vic Rice (Founder and President) & Vince Strafford