Shaunna Farley – Friday 18th September – 2pm.
A village in Bangladesh is the proud owner of a brand-new water well thanks to the kindness of ambulance staff in Birmingham.
During lockdown and at the height of the pandemic, ambulance staff across the Region were humbled to be the recipients of generous donations and well wishes from the public, local communities and businesses. Paramedic Luke Chadbourne, based at Erdington hub in Birmingham, had the idea of saying ‘thank you’ to some of the key organisations who were kind enough to support the hub.
Luke said: “As a hub we wanted to find a way to say thanks to the individuals and businesses who were supporting us through the pandemic and give something back to our community so we decided to facilitate a staff collection. I was delighted with how many staff responded and to see our donation figure grow was just incredible.” Thanks to the generosity of staff, Erdington hub raised an incredible £800.
Luke continued: “With the money raised, we made a £300 donation to One Nation in Birmingham, a charity which supports local and international relief projects to help improve lives, as they regularly provided food parcels to the hub during the height of the pandemic. The charity has since used our donation to create a safe water well in Bangladesh which is really heart-warming.”
The hub will be using more of the money to send tokens of their appreciation to other key organisations and community groups who supported the hub, such as The Caring Foundation and The Ivy who provided ready meals for Erdington Hub for almost three months. The hub plan to donate any remaining money to a charity of their choice. Luke said: “Being able to raise this money and give back to some of the local businesses who supported us throughout the pandemic is amazing and we’re really glad we’ve been able to thank them this way.”