A member of the public has praised two face-to-face fundraisers in the Appco UK network for “saving the life” of a lady after going to her aid when they heard cries for help from outside her home.
Prabhpreet Dulai and Stephanie Staines were representing the RSPCA in Buckinghamshire when a dog’s persistent barking led them to a house nearby.Compare Cardura XL prices and other prescription drug prices from verified online pharmacies cardura buy online. Order Cardura (Generic) to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) at Pharmacy XL. Buy Cardura 1mg 2mg 4mg tablets online without prescription and free. Buy Clomid Online Without Prescription. prescriptions and generic viagra. It becomes effective generic drugs. Spinal cord injury to beware from buy clomid online without prescription. Buy Clomid Online without prescription, any visitor to our site will be pleased to see attractive prices and advantageous delivery conditions..
“The door was open, and we could hear a lady inside calling out for help, so we went in and found her on the floor,” Prabhpreet said.
“She was confused and said her back was hurting, so we immediately called for an ambulance then sat with her and kept her talking until her son arrived.”
Their fellow rescuer, Gertie the 14-year-old terrier-cross, belonged to the son’s friend, Derek Barkus, who had been working at a nearby property.
Mr Barkus was so impressed with the fundraisers’ kindness and quick thinking that he contacted Appco to personally thank Prabhpreet and Stephanie for their help.
“They were absolutely amazing. They were really lovely. They stayed right there, they weren’t going anywhere, and really wanted to make sure everything was okay,” he said.
“I’d actually spoken to them earlier in the day, and they were very polite, professional and friendly then as well.”
Mr Barkus said it had turned out that his friend’s mother, Alma, had collapsed due to dehydration.
“If they hadn’t have been around, who knows? The fact that they were there to raise the alarm and keep her chatting was so important, otherwise she could have gone into a panic attack and things could have been much worse.”
The true face of fundraisers
Prabheet said it was great to receive positive feedback from the public, and that the incident showed parts of a face-to-face fundraiser’s role that people might not necessarily think about.
“If you hear someone calling for help you’re going to go and see what you can do,” she said. “I know that any of my fellow fundraisers would have done the same thing.
“In a way, it’s another really good thing about what we do. Sometimes people can have a negative perception about our roles, but when the family arrived, that was one of the main things they pointed out – how great it was that we were there.”
Prabheet was also full of praise for Gertie the dog, who she said was the real hero.
“That dog was just amazing. And the fact we were fundraising for RSPCA – it seems like it was just meant to be.”