Welcome to Suffolk's Voluntary Emergency Medical Charity

SARS provides specialist clinicians to assist the East of England Ambulance Service at the scenes of incidents where patients require an enhanced level of medical care before they reach hospital. For more than 46 years we have provided an advanced pre-hospital resource, on a voluntary basis, for local communities throughout Suffolk and the border areas of Norfolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire. SARS clinical responders are all unpaid volunteers who provide their services without any charge. Since 1972 we have attended thousands of incidents and helped save hundreds of lives.

We receive no central government funding and rely on voluntary donations to maintain our life-saving activity.


"Words cannot describe the feelings I have for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service. A SARS doctor attended my very serious road accident. He saved my life and allowed me to be able to see my children grow up..."

Tony Turner was involved in a serious road traffic collision and suffered multiple life-threatening injuries.

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We receive no statutory funding

SARS relies on voluntary donations to fund equipment and training to help us offer the best possible service to the people of Suffolk and its surrounding areas.