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AGM - CHAIRMAN RERORT 2015/16

Once again it has been an absolute privilege to be Chairman for another DASBF year. The last twelve months has seen the membership continue to grow, funds to remain stable, various donations received and DASBF has provided a number of members with the support they needed.

The Voucher scheme for new membership has remained and will do so at least until March 2017 which not only provides vouchers for the new members but also for those who help them join. The Website has always provided everything the members would need to know and will develop further in the future with more input from the committee members.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the membership especially the DASBF Committee members who each contribute to the success of the fund with hard work and commitment. This year`s AGM has seen the arrival of two new Committee members who I would like to welcome namely Charlie-Emma Smith who will provide a useful link to the Staying Well Service and Emma Parry who will take on the role of representative for the Clinical Hub. The Committee will of course continue to strive towards making the fund even better as we move ahead. Best wishes to everyone and thank you for continuing to be part of DASBF.

THE DEVON AMBULANCE STAFF BENEVOLENT FUND

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 536 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. 94.2% 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: Jane Pettifer, 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.

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Supporting Ambulance Staff Throughout Devon