Pancakes for Medics
What is ‘Pancakes for Medics’?
SOS NI works in partnership with Pro Paramedics whose medical staff work alongside our volunteers to care for those who arrive the SOS Bus injured or unwell. We are asking organisations to ‘Sponsor a Paramedic’ on the SOS Bus during a weekend shift. The campaign is generously being supported by Allied Bakeries who have agreed to donate pancakes for the event. Participating organisations will be given a proportion of the pancakes to distribute around their place of work for donations on a date of their choice surrounding Shrove Tuesday (which this year is Tuesday 9th of February).
Medical Care on the SOS Bus
From September 2014 - 2015, 248 people visited the SOS Bus with a medical problem. 143 Clients, who required medical help were deferred to the SOS Bus, treated for their medical problem and required no further attention. 105 Were treated by the medical staff on the SOS Bus and following an assessment were referred to an A&E or to NIAS.
All money raised through this event will go directly towards our medical services and 'sponsor' a paramedic, last year we were delighted to have raised nearly £1,800 and hope to raise £2,000 in 2016 through this event!
Sponsor a medic for a Friday or Saturday night at Shaftesbury Square: £135
Sponsor a medic for a Saturday night at the Odyssey: £150
Sponsor a medic for a full weekend: £420
Sponsor a medic for a full month: £1,820
We'll supply the pancakes, posters and any other marketing material. All we need is you to bring the nutella and the lemon juice and give out the pancakes for small donations. If you are interested in holding a Pancakes for Medics event (nb this can be held on any date near Shrove Tuesday if the actual date does not suit!) please give us a call on 02890 664 505.
Pancakes for Medics is in it's third year, we have been kindly supported by many business, schools and individuals with this event, including HP Belfast, SERC Lisburn, George Best Belfast City Airport, Lagan College, Kainos, Ulster Bank and many more!