University of East Anglia students raise £2,500 for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service
PUBLISHED: 15:46 23 April 2012
Submitted - April 2012
Students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have raised £2,500 for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS).
A two-day course was organised by the Society of Trauma, Emergency medicine and Pre-hospital care (STEPUK UEA) to raise money for NARS.
The course is an opportunity for students to revise topics covered in their medical degree and to ask questions before their exams this summer.
Doctors from across the county volunteered their time to give a series of revision lectures to medical students in years one to five.
NARS is a team of 20 highly skilled volunteer doctors and paramedics who provide essential emergency medical care on the scene of accidents. The charity relies completely on public donations and receives no financial aid from the government or the NHS.
A similar event organised by STEPUK UEA last year raised £7,000 for the Advanced Paramedic Response Unit (APRU) in Norwich.
The money was used to provide advanced medical training for paramedics and doctors. Money raised in this year’s event will allow NARS to continue providing excellent patient care by paying for highly specialised medical equipment and advanced pre-hospital care training for staff.