A new film aimed at showcasing the work of TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity and the importance of having support available to ambulance staff across the UK has been launched.

The new video, which has been made with the help of East Midlands Ambulance Service, seeks to inform and engage ambulance staff and the public about what the charity does and how people can support it.

The film features a number of ambulance staff demonstrating the unique challenges they face in their roles and talking about the need for the continuing care and support that TASC provides, which ranges from psychological and physical rehabilitation services to financial advice or grants.

The core message of the video, which also includes a number of scenes depicting how difficult and challenging the role of an ambulance worker can be, is “looking after your own”. Produced by Speak of the Devil TV, the film also calls on ambulance staff to support their colleagues by backing the charity through donations.

Richard Henderson, Chief Executive at East Midlands Ambulance Service, said:

“As part of our dedication to supporting staff we work closely with TASC. They provide invaluable support for ambulance staff in their moment of need so we were more than happy to support their charity film. Nine staff from our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), frontline ambulance crews and control staff took part in the filming and really enjoyed giving their time to support such a worthwhile charity.”

As well as being viewed on the TASC website (www.theasc.org.uk/what-we-do) the film is also available on Twitter at @TASCharity and on Facebook at @TASC TheAmbulance Staff Charity.
To donate to the work of TASC, The Ambulance Staff Charity, please click on: www.theasc.org.uk/donate



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