Alton business demonstrates commitment to raising awareness of cardiac risk in the young

28/6/16

Southern Ambulance Services supports charity

Alton-based Southern Ambulance Services is helping to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) over the weekends of 2/3 and 9/10 July at the Lavender Fields open days.

It was the very personal tragedy experienced by Marie Moody, the Managing Director, that led to Southern Ambulance Services supporting the fundraising event.

“We believe that CRY is a very important charity and I have a personal connection through the loss of Natalie, who died in June 2004 of an undiagnosed heart condition. She left two young children. This was a very difficult time as you never expect your child to die before you. If it had not been for having such a supportive group of family and friends we would have never been able to cope.

"Over time we as a family have slowly come to terms with losing Natalie, however you never get over such an event - you just learn to live with it. CRY’s statistics show that 80 per cent of young people have not had previous symptoms before they have a cardiac arrest. Awareness and screening are key.

"We are lucky enough to be located next door to the Lavender Fields. We supply ambulances and crew from this base to South Central Ambulance Services in the Berkshire area and South East Coast Ambulance Services in the Dorking area. So working with our neighbour and supporting the event made perfect sense.”

The event is a great day out with other local businesses coming together at the Lavender Fields to support the two weekends of open days  2/3 and 9/10 July. It is a good opportunity to find out all about the amazing benefits of lavender, history and distillation. There are tractor rides and tours, cream teas and exhibitors such as local wine producer, Jenkyn Place, Health & Harmony and Tina Bolton Photography.

There is free car parking and £4 entry for adults. Follow the link to find out more.

http://www.thelavenderfields.co.uk/page/lavender-fields-open-days

Venue: The Lavender Fields, Hartley Park Farm Alton, Hampshire United Kingdom GU34 3HP

Southern Ambulance Services is a private ambulance company that transfers private and NHS patients across the UK. The company also provides medical event cover, medical repatriations, bariatric transfers as well as film and TV location cover.

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