A thousand thanks

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Thursday 7th March 2013 – 9.20am – Chris Kowalik.

One thousand pounds has been donated to a group of volunteer lifesavers in Shropshire.

Telford & Wrekin Community First Responder (CFR) scheme, a registered charity (charity number 1131479) was presented with a cheque from the Ironbridge Lodge in Broseley on Monday 4th March.

There are 23 active members of the Telford & Wrekin scheme, all trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard in a variety of skills and techniques including basic life support, CPR and defibrillation. They can be sent by the ambulance service’s control room to medical emergencies in their area while an ambulance resource is en-route.

Scheme co-ordinator Steve Brown said: “We were delighted they raised so much money for us. It was a nice surprise. It was good to see the community helping us. The money will go towards a new response vehicle.”

For more information about the work of Community First Responders, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk and enter “Community First Responder” in the search field.

For more information about Telford & Wrekin Community First Responders, visit www.telfordcfrs.org

To become a Community First Responder, call the CFR Admin office on 01743 273 677

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Pictured left to right: Arthur Jones, John Griffiths, Rowland Appleby, Steve Brown Stewart Hayllar, Wayne Appleby, Paul Hughes, Austin Cannon

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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