North Devon’s volunteer first responder charity is appealing for votes to help provide another potential life-saver.

BASICS Devon is hoping to secure £5,000 of funding for an additional emergency volunteer responder through the Aviva Community Fund.

BASICS is a network of volunteer doctors who work in conjunction with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust to provide emergency medical care.

If successful, the £5,000 would be used to provide training and equipment for the new responder.

The volunteers make themselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and so far in 2018 have responded to more than 330 calls.

They live in rural communities and therefore a new responder will help reduce the response time to areas that may otherwise be isolated.

Fundraising manager Amie Bull said: “I witness first-hand how our volunteer responders dedicate their lives to helping others in their local community.

“They have full time careers and young families of their own, yet are whole heartedly committed to volunteer to help save local lives and educate their communities in otherwise isolated areas.

“They really are life savers and they want to continue to invest in Devon and its people.”

Voting is open until November 20, and you can vote for BASICS Devon by clicking here.