Since we started our campaign, we have had many individuals and organizations contact us, kindly willing to help and offer support. Some people have held sponsored fundraising events, some have been instrumental in developing our bleed kits and developing training courses on how to use them, some have helped with promoting our campaign in the media, some organizations have generously donated their bleed kits so that we can send them to communities that may not have them otherwise, some have been lobbying government to have Control The Bleed Kits installed in publicly accessible places. It may be that they have given moral support to us as we build our campaign. All these people and more have been vital in supporting our endeavour and we sincerely thank them for helping make a difference.
We recently started this webpage and althought it is simply not possible to name everyone that has been a support to our foundation, we would like to give recognition to those that we can.
Several events have been held to rasie funda and a sponsored Sky Dive is being held on 31st May. There are also plans for a memorial event in July. Many thanks to Debbie of Hay Mills Social Club for the use of the function room, free of charge, on several occasions.
Birmingham Liberal Democrats
Birmingham Liberal Democrats support our campaign to place Bleed Control kits in publicly acessible places. Morriam Jan and Councillor Baber visited the House of Lords and presented a motion to have Control The Bleed kits available across the city, schools, colleges and in particular places in the nightime economy e.g. pubs
Birmingham Safer Neighbourhood Team, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Prometheus Medical Ltd.
Nicci Collins, the Safer Neighbourhoods Partnership Manager of Birmingham City Council has been very active in partnering with us to achieve several goals. One of which is to update and reprint a 'Good Practice for Licenced Premises' booklet. It will be recommended good practice for licenced premises to have bleed control kits on their premises.
Nicci has also been very active in the combined efforts to develop the First Aid Public Access Haemorrhage Control Kit with Prometheus Medical under the assistance of West Midlands Ambulance Service.
A pilot scheme is being launched on the 4th of June in the Birmingham City Center. We sincerely thank them for everything they are doing.
More Information on their kit can be found by clicking HERE.
The Lions Club of Bletchley supports a range of good causes and projects in our local area and are always looking for new members to get involved. They organise remarkable and memorable fundraising activities, with all profits raised going direct to good causes and have been doing this locally for the past 47 years and Lions Club International has been doing it since 1917.
Zita Pascoe, a member of the Lions Club of Bletchley, heard about our campaign and they very kindly wanted to help and actively did so by recently promoting our Control the Bleed Kits at their stand at one of their events. They also have our Bleed Control Kit promoted on their website. They had very positive feedback and we are grateful to be partnering with them to get the word out on the importance of having publicly accessible bleed kits.
Thank you Unite the Union especially, Assistant General Secretary, Howard Beckett, for your generous support. This was instrumental in our being able to continue during a very difficult time.
Many thanks go to Majid Khan of Purple Pharma, Rebecca Porter of Blue Kit Medical and Bunzl Health Care. Their combined efforts along input from Salvas Ltd. have brought together an affordable Control The Bleed Kit, packed with the essentials for a blood loss emergency.
Sourcing quality medical items and creating the supply chain for them required great coordination between the companies and we are grateful for their willingness and support to make it happen.
Salvas Limited, the creators of the Run-Hide-Survive Training courses and Apex Consultancy and Training Services Limited heard about our foundation and have brought together their expertize and developed a specific ytaining course called Control The Bleed Zero Responders Course aimed at training people acting as 'Zero Responders' (people on the immediate scene) on how to control bleeding with this kit.
They are independent to The Daniel Baird Foundation and hence inquiries about training courses should be made direct. We thank them for providing insight into the medical supplies that should be stocked within the kit and incorporating the Control The Bleed kit into their training course. Please visit their website www.RunHideSurvive.com
Davenport Brewery have very kindly provided support by purchasing some kits for their pubs as they can see that they need to help protect their patrons and they also provide us a regular meeting place at no cost. We are very grateful for all that they do.
West Midlands Police BAPA The Black and Asian Police Association
Thank you to BAPA for my Unsung Hero Award last year.