Sussex PCC Praises 4x4 Assist

Sunday 13th August 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Katy Bourne With 4x4 Assist

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne has praised the work of 4x4 Assist Sussex.

The organisation has more than 50 volunteers who offer support to the emergency services in their own vehicles. They can also be seen helping out at events such as Airbourne, Chestnut Tree’s Night to Remember and Eastbourne’s 999 Emergency Services Weekend.

Mrs Bourne joined the team at a meeting earlier this month, to hear more about their community resilience efforts.

“It was a real privilege to meet the extraordinary volunteers from 4x4 Assist and to find out how they help the police and other emergency services,” said Mrs Bourne.

Co-founder of 4x4 Assist, Paul Gibson commented, “It was a pleasure to welcome Katy to one of our meetings and hear her supportive words regarding the importance of volunteering within the community.

“Over the past two years, we’ve been involved in a number of incidents such as helping Sussex Police with the removal of fallen trees and the distribution of water to sick and vulnerable. We also have agreements to move NHS staff when snow or flooding hits the county.”

If you own a 4x4 vehicle and willing to be trained to help your community in times of crisis, then why not join the team and get involved. Visit their website to apply today.

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