Almost one year on since the outbreak of COVID-19 here in the UK, our team of volunteer doctors continue to work tirelessly to ensure, despite operating in the difficult circumstances of a pandemic, that they maintain the high standard of pre-hospital care that EMICS offers. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said for the devastating impact we have witnessed on many of our fundraising methods.
As an independent not-for-profit charity which receives no government or NHS funding, EMICS is 100% reliant on charitable donations. Since the start of the pandemic, we have witnessed donations to the charity fall by a massive 80%.
Having no option but to adapt our thinking, the charity recently appointed a new Grants Officer, Anthea Brown, to assist with our fundraising efforts, and we are delighted to share that we have recently received a number of grants.
A grant for £2000 has been received from Derbyshire County Council Public Health Covid 19 Emergency Fund to purchase PPE for our volunteer doctors who respond in Derbyshire. This equipment is vital for maintaining the safety of our responders when in challenging pre-hospital environments.
We have also received £1000 from the J Reginald Corah Foundation based in Melton Mowbray to spend as we see fit. Learning of the foundation’s extensive history in the textile industry, there is a strong connection with several of the areas our volunteer doctors cover.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to Anthea and thank her for her efforts so far. We are always keen to hear of any opportunities to apply for grants and charitable donations so please feel free to get in touch with any suggestions. Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer to join the team at EMICS get in touch via the Contact page.