Season's Greetings - Simon Weston OBE

07 Dec 2013 3:09 PM | Anonymous member

      Season’s Greetings -

      Simon Weston OBE.

I have been so inspired with the fund raising activities that have taken place during 2013. The Eof EAS Pedalling Paramedics have again amazed everyone with another marathon bike ride, which this year was from Blackpool Tower to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and all in six days, an incredible achievement! Also from Eof EAS, the lady athletes who competed in the National Emergency Services Triathlon and the lady from the Welsh Ambulance Service who competed in the Cardiff marathon – collectively they have raised over £30,000! Can anyone else meet or beat these challenges? Please let us know.

These are all remarkable achievements but there are also many ambulance staff country wide who continually support us, selling badges, making regular contributions from donation from salary schemes, such as ‘Give As You Earn’, and many other fundraising activities. There have also been some very generous gifts from legacies, all in support of the ASBF.

The ASBF is undertaking some important changes with its Moving Forward programmes to improve its operational activities and caring for the Carers programmes and, we will shortly be appointing a full time Director to take the lead.

These are exciting and important moves for the Charity and we need your support to help us move forward with our plans. Please take up the ASBF fundraising challenge for 2014 and visit our website for further information.

As Patron of the ASBF I want to thank all our generous sponsors and fundraisers and ask for your continuing support during 2014.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

Simon Weston OBE.

Patron of the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund.

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