Flying EEAST for Keith

Date: 03 July 2017

Wing Walk

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On Sunday, 9th July EEAST Directors Lindsey Stafford-Scott and Chris Hartley, along with Community Collaboration Manager Jon Needle and volunteer Mary Marshall are taking their lives in their hands and flying high to honour one of our most active volunteers, Keith Marshall who sadly passed away in November 2016.

Mary hopes that this show of courage and resilience will not only honour her late husband but also raise much needed funds for their local CFR group and the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity. And every penny raised will go directly to those charities thanks to the incredible support and generosity of Zeal Solutions who are sponsoring the full cost of the event.

Keith joined EEAST as a CFR with his wife, Mary in 2012. Keith was a dedicated and committed volunteer and although he only volunteered with us for five years, he made a massive contribution to the service and its volunteers; especially those in the Suffolk areas.

In 2014, Keith's valuable contribution to pre hospital patient care in his local community was honoured when he was presented with an EEAST Distinguished Service Award. On being presented with the award Keith said: “EEAST has given me one of the most rewarding compliments a volunteer could ever imagine and I am immensely proud in being chosen to receive the award."

Chief Executive, Robert Morton said: “I had the pleasure to meet Keith. His knowledge and expertise made him an incredibly valued asset to the Trust, and we will be forever grateful for the thousands of hours he volunteered to help our service - whether through his community first responder or Trust User Group work. Keith was a friend to the teams that had the pleasure of working with him, and he will be sorely missed."

Keith's commitment to volunteering was exceptional. Keith remains in our thoughts to this day, and our condolences go out to Mary and Keith's family and friends.

Please help us reach our goal to fundraise £2,000 in Keith's honour.

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CFRs are volunteers who are trained by us to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. They are vital in ensuring the most time critical patients receive immediate life-saving care. For more info please see: www.eastamb.nhs.uk

The East Anglian Air Ambulance are an air ambulance charity saving lives across East Anglia every day. They rely on donations to continue this essential service to the East Anglian community. For more info please see: www.eaaa.org.uk

Zeal Solutions are passionate about the role of psychology in the workplace. Their core aim is to enhance individual and organisational health and well-being. For more info please see: www.zealsolutions.co.uk

 

  • Summary:

    On Sunday, 9th July EEAST Directors Lindsey Stafford-Scott and Chris Hartley, along with Community Collaboration Manager Jon Needle and volunteer Mary Marshall are taking their lives in their hands and flying high to honour one of our most active volunteers, Keith Marshall who sadly passed away in November 2016.

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