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Royals team with South Central Ambulance Service

8 April 2015

Special guests this Saturday

On Saturday 11th April 2015 Reading F.C. will welcome South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) to the Madejski Stadium as special guests at the match against Blackburn Rovers. SCAS will be located in the Royals Fun Zone from 1pm, with lots of demonstrations and events designed to appeal to both adults and children. There will also be videos shown on the stadium screens highlighting the Trust’s work, and showing the consequences of misuse of the 999 number.

Among the highlights will be the ‘Simbulance’, a special full-size ambulance training simulator, where fans will be able to see how all the high-tech features of a modern ambulance work and take part in various different simulations.

There will also be cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator demonstrations by Community First Responders - volunteers who give up their time to attend life-threatening emergencies in their own communities, often saving lives by being able to arrive quicker than the emergency ambulance. A video highlighting the fantastic work they do will be on show.

Two clinicians from FACT, the Trust’s first aid and clinical training division will be offering blood pressure tests and giving basic first aid demonstrations to fans.

The highlight for many younger supporters, will be the chance to meet 999 Ted, SCAS’s very own ’Emergency Bear Assistant’.

Royals midfielder Hope Akpan, recently nominated for a Football League award for his community work, said: “The men and women of the ambulance service are real stars - they save people’s lives every day. It’s fantastic that they are there when people need them, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. I would urge as many fans as possible to visit them in the Fun Zone before kick-off.”

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