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 encouraging 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 although 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 raise funds 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.
"Amber Barrett wants to raise vital funds for a charity very close to both hers and the Trust's hearts by running the Virtual London Marathon on the 4th October 2020. Amber is hoping to raise as much money as she can for the Daniel Baird Foundation, a local charity which does incredible work around knife crime. This is a very important topic for Amber because she tragically lost her nephew Connor to knife crime in another part of the UK six years ago."
We sincerely thank Amber for doing this!
As a wonderful gesture, sportswear company RIPL Fitness organised a "Run for 30 minutes for Daniel's 30th on August 30th". Obviously due to his tragic death, it is a landmark birthday which Dan can not celebrate and a particular day of sadness, as loved ones remember him. However, it was an inspired idea of Ripl Fitness to bring some positive out of this landmark day.
The RIPL Fitness website gives the reason why they decided to create this event. "We are doing this for Daniel, Daniel's family and for all of the lives which could have been saved with this life saving kit. Your entry fee to the race (minus admin costs) will go directly towards the purchase of Bleed Kits so that they can be distributed to areas of the UK where they are so desperately needed."
We sincerely thank RIPL Fitness for doing this and we are delighted to have raised enough money to purchase 10 Bleed Kits!
The Daniel Baird Foundation has been approached by the Community Heart Beat Trust to work together to promote the 'What 3 Words' location identification system and we are happy to do this as we feel it is an excellent mechanism for emergency services to identify the location of a person in desperate need.
The Community Heart Beat Trust aims are to help and support communities in the correct provision of defibrillators. Their website is www.CommunityHeartBeat.org.uk
In the UK, and around the world, emergency services are adopting the W3W approach to attending incidents. In the UK, if you call 999 (fire, police, ambulance, mountain rescue, coast guard) you will be asked if you know your location by W3W. If not, then the emergency services will send you a text message. By opening this message, your W3W address will be displayed, and this will identify to the emergency services where you are to within 3m anywhere in the world!
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
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 50 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. The Lions Logo is on the Kits and Bletchley, Milton Keynes are very pleased to announce that this is now a District 105 Project.
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.www.unitetheunion.org
Many thanks go to Majid Khan of Purple Pharma, Rebecca Porter of Blue Kit Medical and Bunzl Health Care. Their combined efforts along with input from Salvas Ltd. have brought together an affordable Bleed Control 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 enthusiasm and support to make their bleed control kit 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 training 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.
Thank you to BAPA for my Unsung Hero Award last year.https://en-gb.facebook.com/wmpbapa/
In November 2019, a local Charity Christmas Fayre was held at Hatchford Brook Golf Club and successfully raised almost £700 for our charity" Well Done"
We sincerely thank Shahara Kosoko for organising it and all the wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen and of course for everyone who attended. All the stalls were superb, selling items such as Christmas gifts, delicious cakes, high quality home made toys, christmas decorations, christmas cards, jewellery, face painting, craft making, childrens books, treats, sweet cones, childrens clothes and more, simply too many to mention!
The money raised is much appreciated and will certainly go to good use.
Lots of great photos were taken and can be seen on Shahora's facebook page.
The City of London Police showed tremendous support by distibuting Control The Bleed Kits to 320 bars and nightclubs across the city in an effort to fight the devastating effects of knife crime. We particularly thank Assistant Commissioner, Alistair Sutherland for his support to help make it happen.
Thanks to Giff Gaff for their support.
Huge thanks to Tytek Medical and in particular to Matt Eccles from Tytek. Matt was very helpful, understanding and generous by providing us 50 of their bleed control kits at no charge!
The Foundation was at an early stage and so this was a great boost in very practical terms as well as their words of encouragement to keep going despite any setbacks.
Checkout their kits HERE