Saving lives across the Midlands

We are medical volunteers who bring highly skilled life-saving care to our patients supporting the ambulance service across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands.

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Hello. We’re MARS – Mercia Accident and Rescue Service.

MARS is a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and paramedics who provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to seriously injured and critically unwell patients in the Midlands.

Based across Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the Midlands we cover over 2500 square miles of central England, from Birmingham down to Ross-on-Wye and from the Welsh border across to Evesham.

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We help about 300 patients each year – learn more about what goes on inside our charity.

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Andy Thurgood BASICS Nurse

Nurses Providing Pre-Hospital Care

Andy Thurgood has spent over 15 years with MARS as a BASICS responder. He revisits his journey from 1989 to 2022.

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Helping us save lives

The work we do is only possible because of you. Here are some of the costs associated with equipping a responder:



Installation of blue lights and siren



Cost of PPE



Cost of a defibrillator



Cost of a medical kit

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