Every year the event has been supported by the Rushen Emergency Ambulance, who are on hand in case of any medical emergencies or incidents.  This year our raffle will be raising additional monies for them as a thank you for their continued presence and support.


Rushen Emergency Ambulance are based in Port Erin and provide:


  • A 24 hour / 365 day team of volunteer Community First Responders

  • Public Access Defibrillators

  • First Aid cover for local community events


First Responders are volunteers providing 24-hour round-the-clock coverage for the south of the island, and each responder is issued with their own personal kit, paid for entirely by donations to Rushen Emergency Ambulance.  They are trained to respond to specific categories of 999 calls and are despatched by the island’s Emergency Services Joint Control Room.


To a patient who has suffered a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, time is one of the most important factors for their survival. By being spread throughout the community which they serve, First Responders are often the first people on the scene to provide valuable emergency care.


If you’re holding an event, want to know more about what they do, or find out how you can get involved, please contact them on and Liz will be happy to help you.