Charity helps Bristol ambulance crews to get through the snow
A first aid charity helped emergency staff to get through the snow to reach patients.
St John Ambulance supported the NHS to help them tackle the difficult weather conditions over the weekend by supplying 4x4 ambulances.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the charity's vehicles, some staffed by the charity's own trained crews, were out across the Bristol area.
They helped transport patients to hospitals and responded to road traffic collisions.Steve Hargreaves, the charity's regional director for ambulance and first aidin the South West, said: "St John Ambulance has a vital role to play during weather like these by assisting our NHS Ambulance partners.
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"Over the weekend we supplied our 4x4 ambulances, some of which were crewed by us and some of which were used by ambulance services, on 34 occasions.
"Our 4x4 ambulances are specifically designed to tackle harder terrain and are fully equipped like a normal ambulance which makes them very useful at times like these.
"We remain ready to assist wherever we may be needed at this time."