I’m sure you would like to join us in congratulating Marcus Hacker, Mandy Lill and Dave McFarlane on their awards last night at the East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust’s (EMAS) first ever ‘Values and Recognition Awards’ at the Colwick Hall Hotel, Nottingham.
Marcus won the Paul Richard Basford Award an award to recognise the special contribution of EMAS’ volunteers, who support clinicians by acting as community first responders across the region.
EMAS press release reads:
The Paul Richard Basford Award for Volunteers was sponsored by the family of Paul Basford, who died in a tragic road-accident in Nottinghamshire in 2001. Family and friends have fundraised in Paul’s memory for many years, including buying defibrillators for EMAS.
Marcus Hacker, from Lincoln was the first winner of the trophy, in recognition of his work setting up a community first responder scheme for Lincoln’s St Giles’ estate. The scheme was described as exemplary as it has both helped EMAS respond to life-threatening calls and given local people the chance to learn life-saving skills.
Mandy Lill was nominated by EMAS emergency medical dispatchers, who said she’s ‘’worth her weight in gold’’ Mandy won a ‘Highly Commended’ award and was presented her award by Phil Milligan, Chief Executive.
Medic Dave McFarlane received a ‘Highly Commended’ award for 28 years service and volunteering as a medic first responder. Dave is one of our Medic Trainers, assessors and has volunteered for LIVES for many years, being one of only a few people to have a double digit LIVES badge number.
Huge congratulations from all within LIVES to the award winners, a major recognition for all the contribution to emergency care within Lincolnshire for all our volunteers.