June 2019

Doctors Ben Warrick and Ryan Jackson have been reunited with a patient who’s life they helped to save in 2016.

Kay Kitto was struck outside her Falmouth home in September 2016 by a lorry. She sustained life-changing injuries. Kay has made a remarkable recovery and it was fantastic for Ryan and Ben to catch up with her. Full details of the press release can be found here https://www.swast.nhs.uk/welcome/latest-news/lorry-crash-mum-reunited-with-lifesavers

Left to right: SWASFT Paramedic Justin Thomas; Dr Ben Warrick; Kay and Nigel Kitto; Dr Ryan Jackson; and SWASFT Emergency Care Assistant Mark Griffiths

May 2019

11 intrepid South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust have raised a fantastic £350 for BASICS Cornwall. They undertook a charity cycle ride from Launceston Ambulance station to Land’s End. It took them 9 and 3/4 hours to cover 101 miles. They enjoyed sunshine after a foggy four hours at the start.

The money they have raised will be used by BASICS Cornwall to equip new volunteer doctors.

The 11 cyclists at the start of their charity ride at Launceston ambulance station
And they made it. Pictured at the end of their ride at Land’s End.

March 2019

Three members of the Bawden family have completed the Bath Half Marathon in aid of BASICS Cornwall. Dan Bawden is a doctor working in Emergency Medicine and a committee member of BASICS Cornwall. Along with his Dad and brother they raised over £500 for us. They chose the Bath Half Marathon as it was on the day of Mike’s 60th birthday.

if you are planning a challenge or fancy undertaking one BASICS Cornwall is actively looking for fundraisers to help us equip new volunteer doctors.

Left to right: Ashley Bawden, Mike Bawden and Dan Bawden