SARS – are amazing

Dr Andy Mason spent 40 years attending serious accidents and emergencies as a Suffolk Accident and Rescue (SARS) Doctor.

 Dr Andy Mason’s achievements include:

  • British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS) National Photographic Award (4 times)
  • Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (for services to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service) (2002)
  • BASICS Award (for services to Immediate Care medicine) (2004)
  • Suffolk Fire & Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer’s Certificate of Merit (2007)
  • Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (for services to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service) (2012)
  • BASICS Åsmund S Lærdal Award (for outstanding services to Immediate Care) (2012)
  • Suffolk High Sherriff’s Awards: Suffolk Volunteer of the Year – Runner-up (2013)
  • Suffolk High Sherriff’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2013-14 – Winner (2014)
  • East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) Chief Officer Commendation (2014)
  • The Stars of Suffolk Awards 2014: Unsung Hero – Winner (2014)

Now that Andy is retired, music is his main interest and he sings bass/baritone parts with a secular choir in Bury called VOCA. He has also written a number of new hymns with a friend called Lee Merritt (see

The hymns are all up on his MuseScore website, but his favourite is probably the one he wrote for youth choirs at .

Proving beyond doubt Andy’s extensive repertoire in music, below is an image of Andy performing as Elvis Presley with The Travelling Raspberries at the Bury Corn Exchange

To find out more about SARS as an emergency medical charity founded in 1972 – click here

To see SARS’ Facebook page – click here

To learn about the amazing work that Dr Andy Mason has performed – click here