TASC was launched in April 2015 but has a much longer history and grew out of the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund. It is a history of which we are rightly proud of. Here’s a year-by-year breakdown of our story.
The ASBF was originally founded by the then President of the Association of Chief Ambulance Officers, Norman Lakin. Together with Harry Wade, Gron Roberts, David Larkin and Gordon Turnbull, they decided to form a National Ambulance Services Charity to support the financial wellbeing of ambulance staff.
In April 2015, TASC, The Ambulance Services Charity launches to support the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of the people in the UK’s ambulance services.
We changed our name from The Ambulance Services Charity to The Ambulance Staff Charity to make it clearer who we are here to help.
To support the entire ambulance community, we changed our charitable constitution so we can now support UK ambulance service volunteers, including patient transport drivers and community first responders (CFRs).
TASC rebrands to a more modern look to make it clearer who we support and what we want to achieve.
We were awarded two £1 million endowments from the Libor Fund to support physical rehabilitation for the ambulance community and bereavement in the wider emergency response community.
Our current base in Coventry is the former home of the Football Referees Association.
We provide support across the whole of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland including the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar.
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