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Testimonials received……

Thursday 23rd April 2020 Following our input with the storms at the end of February 2020 (see details on our News page) …….Our contribution was recognised by NHS Wye Valley Trust towards the end of April. Sue Smith; Director of Human Resources & Organisation & Development, wrote; “Wye Valley NHS Trust would like to give the Group the “going the extra flooded miles” award. During the recent flash flooding and with historic high river levels, your key role in ensuring that essential staff were able to get to and from work, that district nursing staff could undertake their rounds and, in some cases, discharged patients could return home. Your skilled drivers and vehicles tackled depths where others certainly couldn’t have gone. Your help in keeping the county and community hospitals running was pivotal”. Our thanks to Erica Hermon for the nomination, and to Sue Smith, Jane Ives and the Wye Valley Trust for the award…… (We are delighted to have been of help!)

Sunday 1st Mar 2020

posted a general note to their Facebook page regarding our support during storms Dennis and Jorge …….(Thanks folks; you’re welcome!) THANK YOU | After 16 days of operation Herefordshire 4x4 Response Group has now resumed normal service and has been stood down. They are now taking time to sort equipment and vehicles in case of future requirement. On behalf of Herefordshire we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers involved. Your help and service has been incredible.

Friday 21st Feb 2020

Saturday 15th June 2019

St Michael’s Hospice thanked us again, for sponsoring their Paint Runner and Foam Zone What a fantastic day, made even better by having such a fantastic team of volunteers……….We saw pretty much all of the 1,300 runners take part in Saturdays Paint Run. Every area, every point, functioned seamlessly, giving participants a great experience. It is only possible to put these events on because you gave up your time and worked hard. On behalf of me, the events team and the wider Hospice community, thank you. We already know of more than £20,000 in income with more to come! (to St Michael’s not Herefordshire 4x4 Response; WebMaster) Hopefully we’ll see you again soon. Matthew Ashcroft, Events & Community Fundraising Manager St Michael's Hospice

Sunday 12th May 2019

St Michael’s Hospice used Herefordshire 4x4 Response for their annual RUN Hereford event, incorporating 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. This professional team came to both a pre-event briefing and attended the set up day. When the event day dawned they were in place, fully outfitted and briefed meaning that our events team had less to worry about and manage. The 4x4 Response team organised and delivered the entrance, exit and parking of all vehicles on the day. They helped manage the site, marshalled on course and responded to on course incidents. Having the 4x4 Response team with us helped ensure that the 1,200 runners and spectators had a well organised day at a venue that could have caused some logistical issues. Matthew Ashcroft, Events & Community Fundraising Manager St Michael's Hospice

Friday 8th March 2019

Bromyard Speed Festival Dear Steve, Just a quick note to thank you and your team for their help this weekend. It is so refreshing to be involved with a group of people with a 'can do' mentality. There are so many people who are unable to deal with changing demands and your team showed how this could be done. We would welcome suggestions about how we could improve in the future and would look forward to working with you on other events. Regards, David Thursday 8th March 2018 …….with acknowledgements to Rebecca Cain and John Wilson, Editor of the Hereford Times, who kindly gave us permission to use these pictures along with an extract from their article which read:- Health workers and 4x4volunteers team up to beat winter's icy grip ~ Going those extra miles Hereford 4x4 Response group chairman Steve Wright helps rescue a stranded ambulance which encountered difficulties in the snow near Bromyard while (inset) senior nursing sister Hollie Pritchard and her save the day driver Alan Eastough. MEMBERS of a volunteer 4x4 group made more than 400 journeys in the snow to make sure NHS workers could get to work. The Herefordshire 4x4 response team worked under the direction of Herefordshire Council's emergency planning team transporting doctors, nurses and care workers to and from the county hospital and also district nurses out on their rounds. They travelled as far as Birmingham to collect doctors and responders were still out working on Sunday. Charlie Bennett, the group's vice chairman and deputy controller, said: "On behalf of Steve Wright, our chairman, I would like to say a massive thank you and a big thumbs up to all of our controllers and drivers and a big thanks to the staff at the county hospital for keeping us fed and watered." To read the full article in the Hereford Times click here

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Just a few examples of the write-ups and recognition we have received for our services….
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© Copyright Herefordshire 4x4 Response 2020

Testimonials received……

Thursday 23rd April 2020 Following our input with the storms at the end of February 2020 (see details on our News page) …….Our contribution was recognised by NHS Wye Valley Trust towards the end of April. Sue Smith; Director of Human Resources & Organisation & Development, wrote; “Wye Valley NHS Trust would like to give the Group the going the extra flooded miles” award. During the recent flash flooding and with historic high river levels, your key role in ensuring that essential staff were able to get to and from work, that district nursing staff could undertake their rounds and, in some cases, discharged patients could return home. Your skilled drivers and vehicles tackled depths where others certainly couldn’t have gone. Your help in keeping the county and community hospitals running was pivotal”. Our thanks to Erica Hermon for the nomination, and to Sue Smith, Jane Ives and the Wye Valley Trust for the award…… (We are delighted to have been of help!)

Sunday 1st Mar 2020

posted a general note to their Facebook page regarding our support during storms Dennis and Jorge - (Thanks folks; you’re welcome!) THANK YOU | After 16 days of operation Herefordshire 4x4 Response Group has now resumed normal service and has been stood down. They are now taking time to sort equipment and vehicles in case of future requirement. On behalf of Herefordshire we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers involved. Your help and service has been incredible.

Friday 21st Feb 2020

Saturday 15th June 2019

St Michael’s Hospice thanked us again, for sponsoring their Paint Runner and Foam Zone What a fantastic day, made even better by having such a fantastic team of volunteers……….We saw pretty much all of the 1,300 runners take part in Saturdays Paint Run. Every area, every point, functioned seamlessly, giving participants a great experience. It is only possible to put these events on because you gave up your time and worked hard. On behalf of me, the events team and the wider Hospice community, thank you. We already know of more than £20,000 in income with more to come! (to St Michael’s not Herefordshire 4x4 Response; WebMaster) Hopefully we’ll see you again soon. Matthew Ashcroft, Events & Community Fundraising Manager St Michael's Hospice

Sunday 12th May 2019

St Michael’s Hospice used Herefordshire 4x4 Response for their annual RUN Hereford event, incorporating 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. This professional team came to both a pre-event briefing and attended the set up day. When the event day dawned they were in place, fully outfitted and briefed meaning that our events team had less to worry about and manage. The 4x4 Response team organised and delivered the entrance, exit and parking of all vehicles on the day. They helped manage the site, marshalled on course and responded to on course incidents. Having the 4x4 Response team with us helped ensure that the 1,200 runners and spectators had a well organised day at a venue that could have caused some logistical issues. Matthew Ashcroft, Events & Community Fundraising Manager St Michael's Hospice

Friday 8th March 2019

Bromyard Speed Festival Dear Steve, Just a quick note to thank you and your team for their help this weekend. It is so refreshing to be involved with a group of people with a 'can do' mentality. There are so many people who are unable to deal with changing demands and your team showed how this could be done. We would welcome suggestions about how we could improve in the future and would look forward to working with you on other events. Regards, David

Thursday 8th March 2018

…….with acknowledgements to Rebecca Cain and John Wilson, Editor of the Hereford Times, who kindly gave us permission to use these pictures along with an extract from their article which read:- Health workers and 4x4volunteers team up to beat winter's icy grip ~ Going those extra miles Hereford 4x4 Response group chairman Steve Wright helps rescue a stranded ambulance which encountered difficulties in the snow near Bromyard while (inset) senior nursing sister Hollie Pritchard and her save the day driver Alan Eastough. MEMBERS of a volunteer 4x4 group made more than 400 journeys in the snow to make sure NHS workers could get to work. The Herefordshire 4x4 response team worked under the direction of Herefordshire Council's emergency planning team transporting doctors, nurses and care workers to and from the county hospital and also district nurses out on their rounds. They travelled as far as Birmingham to collect doctors and responders were still out working on Sunday. Charlie Bennett, the group's vice chairman and deputy controller, said: "On behalf of Steve Wright, our chairman, I would like to say a massive thank you and a big thumbs up to all of our controllers and drivers and a big thanks to the staff at the county hospital for keeping us fed and watered." To read the full article in the Hereford Times click here
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