25 Years of Helping and Supporting Ambulance Staff 1990-2015

AGM Chairman's Report DASBF (2015)

Since the last AGM held on the 16th June 2014 the Benevolent Fund has enjoyed a very successful year. 2015 marks the 25 th Anniversary of the fund and to recognise the occasion all members have received a 25th Anniversary pen and 25 lucky winners also received £25.

A number of charity events has provided the fund with additional funds including the SWASFT Talent Evening held on 28th August 2014, The Christmas Carol Service held on the 16th December 2014 and the Charity Cycle Ride/walk held on the 16th May 2015.

The fund has provided support to a number of staff who applied for hardship applications in the form of loans or grants over the year.

Membership has achieved the minimum target of 500 members by moving from 441 a year ago to 500 plus currently. The fund is going from strength to strength thanks to the dedication and commitment of the committee members and as always I'm really grateful for everyone's effort to-date. A big thank you from me and may the success continue.


The Skill and Professionalism of NHS Ambulance Staff throughout the UK is widely acknowledged to be among the highest in the world. Last year, Ambulance Crews in the County of Devon responded to some 150,000 Emergency and Urgent calls. Most were attended within 8 minutes.

Ambulance Staff suffer the normal stresses and strains of everyday life. However, with such a demanding job comes additional pressures. The Devon Ambulance Staff Benevolent Fund is there when things go wrong, supporting staff and their families in times of Hardship, Bereavement and Severe Illness.

Why not join more than 505 of your fellow Ambulance Staff colleagues who are members of DASBF for just £3 per month (basic subscription). You are eligible to apply if you are an employee of South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust based or residing anywhere in Devon. Subscribe today, for that extra peace of mind.

The DASBF Lottery can provide a valuable income in the form of hardship grants, death in servive grant and retirement awards. Members can subscribe to the Lottery by paying £2 per month in addition to their DASBF basic subscription. 94.1% of our membership subcribe to the lottery. Upgrade today, you could be a winner.

If you would like to support Devon's Ambulance Staff by making a donation to their Benevolent Fund, please send your gift to: Debbie Bridge, DASBF Treasurer, c/o South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters. Unit 3. Abbey Court, Eagle Way, Exeter EX2 7HY. Cheques should be made payable to the DEVON AMBULANCE STAFF BENEVOLENT FUND. Alternatively, if you would like to present your donation in person, please contact Jane Pettifer on 01392 453818.

The next LOTTERY DRAW is in AUGUST 2015

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Supporting Ambulance Staff Throughout Devon