Dacia UK has loaned a top-of-the-range Duster to the St Andrew’s First Aid charity.
The charity has a team of 2,000 trained volunteers and the four-wheel drive model has been provided to help the charity continue first aid cover at major events.
The Duster has also been equipped with a defibrillator.
Dacia UK brand manager Andrew Heiron said: “St Andrew’s First Aid operates throughout Scotland and so has a fairly large patch to cover, sometimes involving challenging terrains.
“The Dacia, with its high economy diesel engine and all-wheel drive capability, is going to be an invaluable asset to the whole team as it travels the length and breadth of the country covering events, training and other official business.
“We’re glad we can lend them the Dacia Duster to help with their potentially life-saving work.”
According to St Andrew’s First Aid, the average wait time for an ambulance in Scotland is about eight minutes. The first three minutes following cardiac arrest are critical and for each minute that passes, the chances of survival reduce by a further 10%.
Head of marketing and fundraising at St Andrew’s First Aid Ray Diggins said: “There are an estimated 12,000 preventable admissions to A&E departments in Scotland every year. The more trained volunteers we can get out there and the more people we can reach with our first aid message, the more we can address that and ensure that no-one suffers or dies because they needed first aid and didn’t get it.
“We operate all over the country and occasionally across challenging terrains too so the Duster is the perfect vehicle for us. Thanks go to Dacia UK for so generously supporting our charity in this way.”