Articles by Darren

Charity helping charity

September 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

The good folk at Merstham Community Facility Trust were good enough to allow us to use their excellent facilities in Portland Drive, Merstham for training sessions, during which we increased the numbers of controllers and rider/driver volunteers. MCFT requested no payment for the six training sessions that SERV Surrey & South London held at this premises, and one session more.

The Air Ambulance, up close and personal

July 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

On arrival at Redhill Aerodrome this evening, to carry out the daily blood restock of the Air Ambulance, our volunteers Alan and Erik were greeted by the sight of the helicopter already spinning up ready for take off. This short video tells the rest of the story. As you’ll hear, and might more.
After a successful presence last year, in which our volunteers assisted with retrieving flying gazebos and consumption of copious cakes, Friends of Furzefield (the school’s parent teacher association) invited us to make a repeat appearance this year. The weather in the morning was looking a decidedly iffy but we still fielded two volunteer bikes, more.
In June 2014 our volunteers carried out 264 runs, transporting the following number of products: Blood Boxes Platelet Boxes Plasma Boxes Samples Baby Milk (bottles) Air Ambulance Boxes Packages 87 86 0 32 1292 108 6