Fundraising campaign for Carlow's Order of Malta to compete in world competition

Carlow Unit has already taken on professional emergency service workers and won

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Help the Carlow team raise funds

In April of this year, volunteers from the Carlow Unit of the Order of Malta Ambulance Corps competed in the Rescue Organisation Ireland Trauma Competition.

The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps is a voluntary organisation that provides communities and events with emergency ambulance care. 

The competition is usually reserved for professional emergency service workers, but this year it was open to voluntary organisations for the first time.

Despite competing against a number of professional emergency care providers, the Order of Malta team placed in three categories, and came in 2nd place in the overall competition.

As 2nd place overall competition winners, the Carlow Unit team is eligible to represent Irish Emergency Medical Services and compete at the World Rescue Organisation International Competitions being held in Cape Town, South Africa on October 20– 27.

The team attending the event are:

* Team Captain John Lally, EMT

* Terry Kerschbaum, EMT

* Reserve Ben Millar, EMT

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the team get to South Africa to compete in the competition, to represent Ireland and The Order of Malta Ambulance Corps.

So far, over €1,000 has been raised out of a target of €3,000. 

To donate, click here.