13 Nov 2012 2:16 PM | Anonymous member



The Emergency Services Show,

Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, 21st and 22nd November, 2012.

“The aim of the ASBF is to be more in line with the support currently offered to members of the Fire, Police and Military charities” explained  Paul Leopold, ASBF Chairman.

He said: “The next steps for the ASBF is to prepare for the next 25 years and build upon the base support and funding currently provided and available.”

Paul went on to confirm: “Currently income to provide support for the work of the Charity is donated through salary schemes like Give As You Earn, specific fund raising events, general donations, and recently legacies. We are also indebted to the generous support of Ambulance service magazines and journals and the support from ambulance suppliers such as KL Kerry London who during the last 12 months promised to donate a percentage of every confirmed order to the ASBF and we are delighted that they will presenting a cheque to us at this year’s ESS.”

He continued: “To undertake our aims and objectives there our important issues to be addressed from current methods of operation to a more professional and business approach. The intension is for the ASBF to be implementing its vision for the future early next year with an announcement about developments and ‘Caring for the Carers’ programmes.”

Finally Paul said: “Meanwhile fund raising must continue and to help with this we need the support of the Ambulance Services and their staff NOW. We are actively asking people to become ASBF Champions and promote awareness about the charity to their colleagues and to encourage them to undertake the challenges of fund raising for us. Please come and visit the ASBF Stand E6 where we will be pleased to see members of the ambulance service and representatives from manufactures and suppliers. Together we will make the difference”!         


Editorial notes:

  1. The ASBF has been in existence for over 26 years. 
  2. The ASBF is the only UK wide Ambulance Service Charity.
  3. The work of volunteers and fund raisers has enabled us to provide help for 40 people a year.
  4. The ASBF future aims and objectives must have the support of the Ambulance Service CEO’s and their staff to help achieve its developments. 
  5. ASBF Patron is Simon Weston OBE. The ASBF is a registered charity - # 800434. 

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