Coventry CFR charity event an overwhelming success

Monday 10th June 2013 – 4.45pm – John Hawker.

A charity event held recently to raise funds for the Coventry Community First Responder Group was an overwhelming success.

The event, held at The Royal Court Hotel, raised much needed funds for new equipment and to allow the CFR Group to continue to respond in the local community. Special guests, West Midlands Ambulance Service Trust Chairman, Sir Graham Meldrum, and the new Lord Mayor of Coventry, Gary Crookes, thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

The event raised over £1500 at the last count, with donations and successful auction bids still coming in thick and fast.

CFRs are everyday members of the public who are trained in lifesaving techniques including the use of a defibrillator, a device used to restart the heart of someone who has suffered a cardiac arrest. Their availability, close proximity and local knowledge of the area are among their many assets.

Alan Howarth, Secretary & Trustee of Coventry Community Responders, said: “It was a fantastic evening and everyone seemed to have a great time, enjoying the meal as well as the great entertainment, the auction and disco.

“On behalf of the Coventry Community Responder Group, I would like to thank everyone for attending and helping to raise a substantial amount of money. We do hope you all had a brilliant evening whilst supporting our group.”

Aston Martin kindly lent the group the Vanquish used by Pierce Brosnan in the Bond film Die Another Day for the evening.

For more information on the CFR group please visit. www.coventrycommunityresponders.com

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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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