Ludlow Parish Wives’ donation to volunteer lifesavers

Monday 22nd July 2013 – 11.20am – Chris Kowalik.

Volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) in south Shropshire have been given a cheque for £1,630 by the Ludlow Parish Wives group.

The CFR scheme was chosen as the Wives’ nominated charity following a talk delivered to the group last September.

On Monday July 8th, volunteers Roger and Julie Price were presented with the cheque. The Wives raised the money through a variety of events including collections, a walk, treasure hunt, bingo evenings and coffee mornings.


Julie said: “The money is going towards kitting out a new Community First Responder who is based in Ludlow. Thank you all very much and we’re really grateful for all your hard work.”

Community First Responders are volunteer members of the public trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard. They are sent to medical emergencies in their area while an emergency ambulance service vehicle is en-route.

For more information about the work of Community First Responders or to become one yourself, contact West Midlands Ambulance Service Community Response admin office on 01384 215855 or


Note to Editors: Pictured: left to right: Roger Price (CFR), Julie Price (CFR), Chris Cole (Ludlow Parish Wives Treasurer).

For more information about Ludlow Parish Wives, contact leader Jayne Grant on 01584 873094

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