Wednesday 6th November 2013 – 5.00pm – Suzie Fothergill.
Burntwood and District Community First Responders (CFRs) have recently received a donation over £2,800 from recycling and waste management company, Veolia Environmental Services.
The money was raised through a fun day held at the companies Kingswood Lakeside offices and also through the support of a staff charity bag pack at Sainsbury’s (Cannock), Tesco (Heath Hayes) and Morrisons (Burntwood).
Paul Dadge, Burntwood CFRs’ Chairman said: “We rely entirely on donations from the public and this donation will enable us to pay the insurance for our response vehicle and fuel costs into the New Year. We are extremely grateful for the support given to us by Veolia over the last few months, without this we would have had to curb the number of hours we were able to respond in the local community.”
CFRs are groups of volunteers that respond to emergencies on behalf of West Midlands Ambulance Service, prior to the arrival of an ambulance. CFRs are trained by the Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised level and may be requested to attend to medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, diabetic emergencies, strokes and breathing problems in rural locations. In many illnesses or injuries the first few minutes are critical and simple interventions can be performed in order to save lives or prevent disability. Burntwood and District CFRs respond in Burntwood, Cannock, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wryley.
The team are currently raising money to replace their old response vehicle. Anyone wishing to help them with fundraising ideas or donations can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0800 01 999 34.
Pictured: Burntwood and District CFRs with Veolia staff.