|History of BASICS London|
|Funding BASICS London
BASICS London is a registered charity, number 1002819 which depends entirely on donations from the public to fund its important work. Unfortunately the scheme is not supported financially by central or local government or the NHS, and scheme members have to meet a lot of their day-to-day costs themselves. Doctors do not get paid for being available to respond for the ambulance service.
All Ambulance Doctors in London use their own vehicles for their 999 work, and receive no recompense for petrol, maintenance, mileage or additional insurance.
It can cost up to £20,000 to fully equip a doctor with personal protective equipment, medical kit and medicines, communication and monitoring equipment as well as keeping up to date with training courses and providing blue lights and sirens for their vehicles.
Without financial help from you, the public, BASICS London cannot provide the 24 hour, 365 days a year medical cover for the people of Greater London and the surrounding counties.
A big thank you to Jenny and Lawrence, who have decided to ask all the guests at their wedding in February 2009 to donate to BASICS-London, in lieu of gifts. Thank you also to all their guests who have donated.
Another big thank-you to an anonymous benefactor who has donated £1000 to BASICS-London.
How you can help
You can help us with our vital work in several ways:
1) Send a donation, however large or small, to
2) Consider making a regular donation by direct debit. By declaring your gift donations to the Inland Revenue we can claim back some of the tax you have paid to increase the amount that we receive at no extra cost to yourself.
3) Get your company to sponsor a piece of life-saving equipment
4) Help organise a fundraising event for BASICS London
5) Remember us in your will
For further information or help with any of the above, please Contact Us
Recent sponsors include:
Renteq gave a donation to the charity after reading about the work of one of its members in a local newspaper, and have offered to purchase high visibility protective jumpsuits for a number of the members.
The Yeshurun Synagogue heard one of the BASICS London members speak about the charity, and donated the substantial proceeds from their "Race Night", in addition to other donations from the Ladies Guild.
A staff member of HSBC Bank who had heard about the work of BASICS London applied to the HSBC Staff Charity Scheme for a donation to BASICS London, and this was approved.
A number of individuals have donated to BASICS-London after their lives were touched by our members - many, many thanks to all of you.