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Celebrating 30 years of Saving Lives: The Beep Doctors Charity

For three decades, the Beep Doctors Charity has been a beacon of hope and support for the people of Cumbria. Founded in April 1994 by Dr Theo Weston, our organisation has transformed from a modest operation centred around Penrith into a vital, Cumbria-wide service. Today, we proudly have 13 volunteer doctors, operating across the region… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors awarded the Kings Award For Voluntary Service

BEEP Doctors (BASICS Cumbria), a team of dedicated volunteer doctors which carries out life-saving work in Cumbria, has been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the United Kingdom and is equivalent to an MBE. “This is a massive honour and we are… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report October 2023

During October 2023, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 26 incidents across Cumbria. Funded by 100% by donations To make a donation click here to find out more

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New emergency vehicle for BEEP Doctors thanks to £25,000 donation

A team of dedicated volunteer doctors which carries out life-saving work in Cumbria has been able to buy a third emergency response vehicle thanks to a donation of £25,000. BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria successfully bid for the money from a grant of £250,000, which is given to the British Association for Immediate Care every year… Read more »

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Cumbria BEEP Doctors founder honoured with lifetime achievement award

The founder of Cumbria’s BEEP Doctors charity has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Dr Theo Weston, who lives near Penrith, was recognised and awarded for launching the group 30 years ago and acting as its chair and an active responder since, as well as playing an active role with other emergency charities. The… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report September 2023

During September 2023, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 31 incidents across Cumbria. Funded by 100% by donations To make a donation click here to find out more

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Beep Doctors have received extra support from Sellafield

Beep Doctors have received extra support from Sellafield. BEEP Doctors (BASICS) Cumbria has a team of 12 volunteer doctors who work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide enhanced emergency care and surgical procedures that are not normally possible until a patient reaches hospital. Last year Sellafield Ltd provided over £91,000 of… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report August 2023

During August 2023, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 32 incidents across Cumbria. Funded by 100% by donations To make a donation click here to find out more

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Amazing efforts for our Cumrbia Cycle ride

On Friday 18th August, a group of Doctors and friends & supporters set off from the BEEP Doctors Headquarters in Penrith on their annual around Cumbria sponsored cycle ride. The aim of the ride was to cycle around the Cumbrian border as closely as they can as this is the main area in which the… Read more »

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BEEP Doctors incident report July 2023

During July 2023, the BEEP Doctors charity attended 24 incidents across Cumbria. This included 137 hours of volunteer time Funded by 100% by donations To make a donation visit our Just Giving Page