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Cloudberry Pursuits CIC is part of Cloudberry Medical; a specialist provider of environment and sector specific first aid training and services. We have particular expertise in outdoor, sport & exercise and expedition first aid. We also bring our experience to work place first aid training including Paediatric & Early Years for those working with children and AED training. We operate through an OfQual and SQA approved Awarding Body. We provide first aid cover for events.
Cloudberry staff ‘go beyond the basics’ in terms of experience and qualification. We have worked across a variety of sectors and have ongoing practical first aid experience. We are particularly interested in working with public, voluntary and social enterprise organisations. Cloudberry supports two related charities and offsets fees for courses involving young people.
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_Cloudberry-Pursuits.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
Updated April 2017
1) Provision of services focused on outdoor environment
In the past year we have continued to provide activities and services with a particular focus on the outdoor environment. Activities have included a range of outdoor first aid orientated training programmes, providing medical cover for outdoor events and guiding challenging long distance walk events. The main beneficiaries for these activities continue to be young people, adults working with young people, voluntary groups and other third sector organisations and outdoor workers working in remote places.
We also continued to work as a subcontractor for organisations working in our area of interest. The aim of our work is to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage difficult or challenging circumstances, particularly in the outdoors.
2) Measures of activity
In the year 2015-16 we delivered 36 training courses to in excess of 300 adults. The recipients of these courses included 4 schools, 10 youth organisations, 11 other voluntary groups, 4 working in Health/Social and 3 conservation organisations.
In addition we provided medical cover for 9 community and sporting events, 6 skills based courses for the outdoors and on 7 occasions provided support to a development programme for remote works in the wind turbine sector.
3) Donating profits to support good causes
As well the people participating in our activities as detailed above, 123 of them received discounted or free services to the effect of £5,154.
In addition, our principal outcome is to use 100% of our profit to provide donations to organisations working in our area of interests. This included the following:
- Community Action Nepal £250 (to help fund health & education projects promoting self help in the hill country of Nepal)
- Arughat Support Fund £400 (a specific health and education project in the Arughat region of Nepal - this donation was to the primary school rebuilding fund)
- Coquetdale Wild About £250 (a children's environmental project in the Coquet Valley Northumberland - this paid for green wood working tools)#
- Mountain Rescue England & Wales £700 (donating to the Mountain Rescue Benevolent Fund and Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - this contributed towards the purchase of drysuits for flood and water rescue work)
- Venture Medical £250 (operate a first aid/disaster training programme in Nepal - see below)
As an illustration of outcomes here is an extract from a message received from Venture Medical:
"As someone kind enough to have provided us with a financial donation as we raised funds for our training in Nepal I just wanted to update you on our project.
A little over three months ago we arrived in Nepal and set about our month long training programme. During that time and, with the help of the Nepalese Scout Association and the Nepalese Ministry of Youth and Sport, we trained 240 adults in Trauma First Aid, Rescue and Recovery. That meant we trained individuals in every single one of Nepals seventy five Districts and through our fundraising were able to supply basic PPE equipment as well as Emergency Response First Aid Kits for each District.
As well as that achievement we trained four Nepalese instructors, who shadowed us for the month, in how to deliver our course material and since our departure they have successfully trained further groups throughout the country and we now have over 500 trained personnel who can respond immediately to accidents or natural disasters, something that will undoubtedly save lives, particularly in the remote areas of Nepal. That training continues. We sent many requests for assistance and you were one of the few who responded positively. Please be aware that your donation will undoubtedly have helped save lives in the future"