The ambulance service is holding an open day in Weymouth.

Next month, South Western Ambulance Service (SWAST) is organising the event at Weymouth Ambulance Station at Mount Pleasant Business Park.

Weymouth station officer Jeff Jones said: “We attend 380 to 400 calls a day in Dorset. This is chance for people to come and meet some of the crew and look around the ambulances.

“There will be plenty of emergency vehicles for people to look around from push bikes to double crew ambulances - the air ambulances might even fly over.”

Mr Jones added: “Money raised from the event will be going towards SWAST’s charity to benefit members of staff who have mental health issues.

“Stress is one of the major illnesses that affects our staff because of the pure nature of the job.”

Ann-Marie Bryant, a member of the ambulance service frontline staff, said: “It will be a fun day for the whole family. Everyone is welcome and it’s all free.

“There will be games like splat the rat and soak the paramedic. We’re still in the later stages of planning, but It looks as if the event will be held in Weymouth every year.

“If the weather isn’t on our side, we have a backup plan and will use the garage instead.”

There will also be CPR awareness information and healthcare advice, as well as a raffle and refreshments.

New Look is supporting the event and has given use of its car park to SWAST for the open day.

The event will take place on Saturday, July 6 between 11am and 4pm.

SWAST provides a wide range of emergency and urgent care services across a fifth of England covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the former Avon area.

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