Thursday 24th July 2014 – 9.40am – Chris Kowalik on behalf of North Shropshire Community First Responders
A 1980s-themed fancy dress party held at the Dog and Bull in Coton on 27th June has raised £800 for volunteer lifesavers from the North Shropshire Community First Responders.
Organisers of the event Linda Grocott and Hazel Ruscoe presented the cheque to First Responder volunteer Lynne Stokes who also works at the Dog and Bull.
The event was held in a marquee at the pub and was attended by 150 people who enjoyed live entertainment and a hog roast.
The North Shropshire First Responders, a registered charity, is staffed by volunteers who are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to respond to medical emergencies while an ambulance service vehicle is en-route. Their early intervention increases the patient’s chance of survival
The scheme covers all areas of the north of the county including Whitchurch, Market Drayton, Wem and Shawbury.
Party organiser Linda Grocott said: “The First Responders volunteers provide a vital emergency service in our community. We are very fortunate to have such a committed and professional team in North Shropshire. It is also very reassuring to know that the team is ready to spring into action when we need their support.
“I am sure that many local people are unaware of the great work the First Responders do and we are thrilled to make our donation.”
Commenting on the donation Gerry Evans, Co-ordinator of the North Shropshire Community First Responders Scheme said: “We rely heavily on generous support from local people to help fund our vehicles and medical equipment. All donations we receive go directly into supporting our local community.
“We would like say a huge thank you to Linda and Hazel for this donation.”
Pictured handing over their £800 donation to First Responders volunteer Lynne Stokes are party organisers Hazel Ruscoe (left) and Linda Grocott (right)
The party was also supported by help-in-kind from County Loos and Terry Pritchard of Coton.
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For further information contact Hazel Ruscoe on 07970 237068.