Sponsored stretcher carry

Monday 22nd July 2013 – 12pm – Chris Kowalik.

Volunteer Community First Responders in Shropshire have raised £1,400 by carrying a “patient” on a stretcher with some help from their local firefighters.

The stretcher was carried from the “Baron of Beef” public house at Bucknell to the “Sun Inn” at Leintwardine in a tour around both villages in June.

With help from Leintwardine’s fire crew and members of the public, the 5.3 mile distance was covered in relays in one hour and thirty-seven minutes.


The money raised will go towards further equipping the scheme’s volunteers, one of whom became a Community First Responder after using a defibrillator to save the life of his own sister who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

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 CFRAdmin@wmas.nhs.uk


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