Sandpiper Wildcat team win Pride of Aberdeen Award!

BASICS Scotland are proud to announce that our friends at the Sandpiper Wildcat Project have won a very prestigious award. We work very closely with the Sandpiper Trust and all the members of the Wildcat Project and we are in no doubt that they deserve this recognition!

Saturday 4th November saw the 2017 Pride of Aberdeen Awards take place in the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen, where the Sandpiper Wildcat Team picked up the Blue Light Hero award.

This award is a fantastic recognition of all the hard work the team, volunteers and fundraisers have put into the project over the last couple of years. Without each and every one this award would not have been possible.

The Blue Light Hero award!

The Sandpiper Wildcat Project is funded by The Sandpiper Trust and is a collaborative project between them, Scottish Ambulance, Resuscitation Research Group and BASICS Scotland, with the aim of increasing survivors from Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). They do this by providing a network of trained cardiac responders who are linked into the Scottish Ambulance Service and can respond in the case of OHCA and provide lifesaving early CPR and Defibrillation.

Lorna Donaldson and Keri Fickling at the awards ceremony

Keri Fickling Project Manager of Sandpiper Wildcat said, “This award is a fantastic recognition of all the time our volunteers give to their communities and the support they give to families and Ambulance Crews at times of OHCA. Without all of our volunteers and fundraisers the work we do would be impossible – so this award is for them all.”

Great work and well deserved!