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Our Fundraisers - West Midlands CARE Team


Thank You to our amazing fundraisers

The James Beattie Charitable Trust


Date: 23rd September 2020

Thank you to the the James Beattie Charitable Trust for  their very generous donation.

We rely solely on the donations of charitable trusts and the general public to keep our lifesaving charity on the roads. 


1st Sedgley Scout Group


Date: 11th February 2020

Thank you to the 1st Sedgley Scout Group who raised £200 for the team at their 2019 Sedgley Charity Beer Festival.

Our charity was nominated by the The Starving Dogs Band who played at the festival. 

Great work to all involved!

Worcester Warriors


Date: 30th November 2019

On Saturday 30th November CARE Team Supporters held a collection at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club during their home match against Sale Sharks. They raised £365.68 in donations. 

Team members were invited to collect at the match after they attended one of the Junior players earlier in the year.

A big thank you to the Warriors for allowing our supporters access to the grounds.

Aldermore Bank


Date: 31st October 2019

For the second year running staff at Aldermore bank in Birmingham have organised an event in memory of their late work colleague Mrs Pat Steer to raise funds for the West Midlands CARE Team. This year staff organised a Charity Quiz and raised an amazing £300 for the team. The bank made an additional donation of £250 bringing the total donation to £550!

Thank you Aldermore Bank for your continued support!

Rolls-Royce Control Systems


Date: 20th September 2019

Big Thanks to Simon Turner for nominating us for 'making a positive difference to the community' to his employer Rolls Royce Control Systems. We are very grateful for the donation.

Bromsgrove Rugby Club


Date:  8th September 2019

Thank you to Bromsgrove Rugby Club for undertaking a collection in aid of the Team at one of their recent Rugby Matches. 

Amazing Effort! 

Jake Parker & WMAS Rugby Team

 £115 + £162.93 donations

Date:  25th Aug 2019

A big thank you to Jake Parker for organising a charity rugby match between the West Midlands Ambulance Service and South Central Ambulance Service in aid of both the West Midlands CARE team and The Tammy Minshall Fund.

Our Team members went along to support and received additional donations from members of the public.

Thank you for your support! 

Shakespeare Martineau


Date:  1st June 2019

We are extremely grateful to the team at Shakespeare Martineau for their donation of £1000 to the West Midlands CARE Team. We are entirely dependant on donations from charitable trusts, businesses and members of the public to keep our life-saving service on the road.

Thank you for your support! 

Knit & Natter - Tipton Library


Date:  1st June 2019

Thank you to all the members of the Tipton Library Knit & Natter Group who have raised an amazing £300 for the West Midlands CARE Team.



Date:  5th April 2019

A massive thank you to all the LoveBrum members that voted for the CARE Team throughout March.

We received £1000 towards a new video laryngoscope that will help us save more lives on the streets of Birmingham.

Amy Marie's Scents


Date:  6th March 2019

A huge thank you to Ann Marie Scents who donated a proportion of their sales in January/February to the CARE Team and raised an amazing £200 for the charity..

Thank you for your support!  

Tividale Town's Women's Guild


Date:  5th March 2019

Members of the Tividale Town's Women's Guild raised an amazing £165 for the Team through a cake sale and donations following a presentation from one of our Charity members.

Thank you ladies!  

Aldermore Bank
- In memory of Mrs Pat Steer


Date:  10th January 2019

The staff at Aldermore bank in Birmingham organised a cake bake and collection in memory of their late work colleague Mrs Pat Steer to raise funds for the West Midlands CARE Team. This event proved a great success and raised an amazing £270 for the team. In an additional act of support for the CARE Team, the bank went on to donate an incredible £5000 to the charity in memory of Pat.

Pat's daughter Emma, commented "Mum would be very pleased to know that money raised in her name will be helping to save lives! Thank you to everyone for being so generous"

We are extremely grateful to Pat's family and work colleagues for their generosity and support.

West Mids Ambulance Service
- Dudley Hub

 £1,530.00 + £302.50 Gift Aid

Date:  27th December 2018

Seventeen members of staff from the West Midlands Ambulance Service Dudley hub set themselves the challenge to swim 21 Miles, the width of the English Channel, in order to raise funds for the WM CARE Team. This equates to around 80 lengths for each participant.

Whilst responding to daily 999 emergencies, many of these Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians have been assisted by volunteers on the CARE Team at the scene of incidents and were keen to show their appreciation.

A big thank you to Dudley Leisure Centre who provided the team with free use of their swimming pool for the duration of the challenge. Incredible effort by all - Well done!


Dr Bradley Allen

 £1,415.00 + £260.00 Gift Aid

Date:  4th November 2018

Dr Bradley Allen successfully completed the gruelling New York Marathon to raise money for the West Midlands CARE Team.

 Currently working in Solihull Hospital, Dr Bradley Allen is a Junior Doctor and is working towards a career in anaesthetics and intensive care. He has witnessed the work that the WM CARE Team do and as a result made the decision to raise valuable funds to keep the service operational and raise awareness of our work.

Dr Allen commented: “Supporting the CARE team whilst I do this will make it easier for me mentally and give me a bit more strength to carry on when it gets tough; moreover, it will help to support the team who provide immediate care which saves lives.”
From everyone on the CARE Team, thank you Bradley!

Matt Ward

 £200 + £32.50 Gift Aid

When:  29th September 2018

Team member Matt Ward has successfully completed the Rodbaston 10km run to raise funds for the WM CARE Team.

The event was a 10k multi-terrain route around Rodbaston Hall in Penkridge.

Matt works as a Consultant Paramedic for the West Midlands Ambulance Service but in his spare time also volunteers as a paramedic with the CARE Team.

Great work Matt!

1st Sedgley Scout Group


When:  1st September 2018

1st Sedgley Scout Group donated an awesome £200 to the team from funds raised at the 2017 Sedgley Charity Beer Festival. 

Thank you from all the Team!

Dr Hannah Bawdon

 £1,043 + £222.00 Gift Aid

When:  7th July 2018

Dr. Hannah Bawdon successfully completed the Birmingham – Black Country Half Marathon in the searing summer heat to raise funds for the WM CARE Team..

Her run took her from the British Waterways Canal Dock in Wolverhampton to Brindley Place in Birmingham City Centre. Passing over the finish line was a massive achievement and we’re proud of Hannah for completing this impressive feat.

Having been volunteering for the CARE Team since 2009, Hannah is an integral part of the charity and has made a massive difference through her role as one of our educational leads within the service.

Thank you Hannah!

Shells Book Art

When:  9th April 2018

Michelle from 'Shells Book Arts' held a raffle day on the 9th June 2018 in order to raise funds for the CARE Team. A number of prizes including some unique hand crafted books that were donated and raffled off in aid of the Team.

Michelle stated "Its a privilege to raise money for a worthy cause".

Amazing effort Michelle. Thank you for all your hard-work in preparing the books and running the stand. 

Dr Laura Kocierz


When:  8th April 2018

Dr. Laura Kocierz ran the Manchester Marathon in aid of the West Midlands CARE Team and the Air Ambulance Service.  She raised an amazing £1,052.75 that was split equally between the two charities. 

When asked about why she chose to support the CARE Team, Laura expressed how, “No one wakes up thinking they are going to need the CARE Team, but the team is there and ready to respond if you or your loved ones need them.”

Having been a doctor volunteering with the team since 2012, Laura has seen first hand what a difference the team can make to critically ill or injured patients. She’s also had the pleasure of working with other members of the team who are fully committed to providing an excellent level of patient care.

Seeing how dedicated they are to providing such an excellent level of care, Laura wanted to support the team further, raising some of the vital funds the Team needs to continue their valuable work..

Well done Laura... And a big thank you from all at WM CARE Team

CARE Team Doctors Velo Team

When:  24th September 2017

Congratulations to CARE Team Doctors Chris Abbott, Haf Aladin, Andy Owen, Ryan O'leary and Ian Russell who have each completed a gruelling 100mile cycle in the Birmingham Velo to raise money for the team!

Well done Team!

Dr Jake Turner

Amount Raised:  £871.25 + £217.81 Gift Aid

When:  2017

In 2017, Dr Jake Turner (left in photo) undertook a number of endurance events, culminating in the London triathlon to raise funds for the team.

He successfully completed the following events:

1) Nottingham X-Runner (10K assault course)

2) Tour of the peaks sportive (85Km cycle, 2000m elevation)

3) London triathlon - Olympic distance (1.5K swim, 40K cycle, 10K run)

Amazing effort Jake!

© West Midlands CARE Team 2018