There are lots of ways you can get involved with BEEP Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria. We rely on the support and time of volunteers to run our charity, from our Doctors and our Trustees to our fantastic fundraisers who help spread the word and raise those all important funds.
With the support and generosity of the people of Cumbria, we have managed to continue our lifesaving work for the last 25 years. However, we are always looking at new ways to raise funds and to get people involved in our work to ensure the future sustainability of the charity.
We would love you to get involved and here are a few ways how.
We are always happy to visit schools, community groups, Women’s Institutions, or village halls to give a talk about BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria.
If you want to know more about a certain subject, are looking for demonstrations or want to know more about the history of the BEEP Doctors and the work we do then please get in touch, and we’d be happy to come along to your event and tell you more.
We still very much value your support and fundraising activities and every penny raised goes into running this vehicle, paying for its equipment and covering the costs of training the doctors doing this work. By supporting us, you are helping to save lives in our local community.
We are always looking for volunteers to get involved with Beep Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria. We want to attend more events to spread the word about the life-saving work that we do, however, we do not always have enough people to attend the events we would like. Could you spare the odd Saturday to help man the Beep stand, talk to the public and help raise awareness of our charity?
Maybe you could coordinate our collection boxes? We don’t have a big team or a lot of time on our hands, so we often need volunteers to drop off and pick up our collection boxes from various sites around Cumbria.
Or perhaps you’d like to run a bag packing day or shake a collection tin in a supermarket – we are open to ideas and initiatives for you to get involved in, support our charity and help us raise funds.
We need to raise funds to ensure the future sustainability of BEEP Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria. We are often given donations, but people raise funds for us too.
Perhaps you would like to take on a personal challenge, such as running a marathon, a bungee jump or fire-walk? Maybe you would prefer to have your legs waxed, sit in a bath of cold beans, or hold a duck race? Why not hold a bake sale, dinner dance or auction? Or perhaps put on a sponsored walk at school, a no uniform day in the office or we could be your charity of the year?
Whatever you would like to do please get in touch to see how we can support you. We very much appreciate the time and effort our supporters put in to raising funds and be rest assured that every penny you raise will go back into helping save the lives of the local community in Cumbria.
Is there some way that your business could support the BEEP Doctors? There are lots of ways businesses and other organisations have helped us in the past. Could we be your charity of the year? Do you regularly fundraise for other good causes? Whether that is through activities such as a bake sale, Christmas jumper day or running a marathon, we would love you to consider BEEP Doctors as a charity that you could raise money for.
Perhaps you host an annual ball or sporting event and are looking for a charity to support? There may also be other ways you can support us with non-monetary gifts. Perhaps you have items such as a signed football short or cricket bat you want to donate. Or you’d like to sponsor one of our vehicles or even a doctor! Going forward we would love to increase our fleet of vehicles. Could you organisation help us do this?
Some of the organisations who have supported us include:
In June 2021, Smarter Metering Services, based in West Suffolk, kindly donated a new Volvo XC60 to BEEP Doctors, complete with emergency blue lights, sirens, dash cams and branded livery. The emergency vehicle is now being used to attend serious medical incidents across Cumbria. Generally, the volunteer doctors use their own vehicles to attend call outs and so now the doctor using it has a designated, fully equipped vehicle to attend these emergencies.
Going forward we would love to increase our fleet of vehicles. Could your organisation help us do this?
Things have really moved on at BEEP Doctors over the past year or so. As we have grown, we needed new premises, however, our IT was not fit for purpose. LOGIC Business Systems, based in Carlisle came to our rescue and offered to look after our IT infrastructure and support.
They also donated ten new iPad that can ben used by our doctors when they are on call, which help them to monitor vital statistics of patients when hooked up to some of the life saving equipment we use.
The team at Dodd & Co have really got behind BEEP Doctors and championed the work that we do. In the past they have raised lots of money for us through baking challenges, Christmas Jumper Day and most recently a team of ten ran the Great North Run, raising over 5,000 for us.
We rely on the support of many Trusts and Foundations, who donate money to the BEEP Doctors (BASICs) Cumbria each year. Without their continued support we would not be able to continue the life saving work we do across Cumbria.
We have received many grants over the past few years, which have enabled us to train new doctors and buy life saving equipment that is vital to the work our volunteer doctors do 24/7. As our charity grows, we need more support to ensure we can attend more incidents and save more lives.
If you want to talk to use about grants and trusts please contact us.
Family Finn Fund
Souter Charitable Trust
Proven Family Trust
Bryan Lancaster Trust
The Albert Hunt Trust
Cumbria Community Foundation
N Smith Charitable Settlement
GSC community fund
Christadelphian Samaritan Fund
John Fisher Foundation
Arnold Clark Community foundation
The Hospital Saturday Fund
Age Concern Appleby
British Association for Immediate Care
Cumberland & Westmorland Freemasons
The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund