New cars for north Shropshire Community First Responders

Wednesday 27th August 2014 – 1.40pm – Chris Kowalik.

Volunteer lifesavers in north Shropshire have two new response cars thanks to the generosity of a number of people, businesses and organisations.

New cars for Shropshire CFRs 1

(Pictured above, left to right: John Mitchell (Rotary); Dave Simcock (Rotary); Richard Persson (Rotary President); Ann Mitchell; Roger Gomersill (Market Drayton Rotary President); Helen Persson (Inner Wheel); June Pearce (Inner Wheel); Glen Wilson(Inner Wheel); Kathryn Coddington (Inner Wheel President); Linda Grocott (Grocontinental); Roger Ashton (Wem Rotary); Robin Price, Claire Sadler, Neal Sadler, Rebecca Sadler, William Sadler.)

The cars were launched by North Shropshire Community First Responders at Chester Road Bowling Club in Whitchurch and will be used by its on-call volunteers to attend medical emergencies nearby while an emergency blue-light ambulance service vehicle is en-route.

‘North Shropshire Community First Responders’ is a registered charity run by volunteers who are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard in a number of assessments and basic lifesaving procedures. 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.

Scheme co-ordinator Gerry Evans said: “Thank-you to everyone who donated and sponsored. Not only will we be using the response cars to attend incidents, but they will also help raise the profile of our charity. All donations to North Shropshire Community First Responders go on equipment that benefits our patients.”

Achnowledgements:

The Rotary Club, Whitchurch, Market Drayton and Wem

The Inner Wheel of Whitchurch

Grocontinental, Whitchurch

Hawkins Motors, Wem

Chester Road Bowling Club, Whitchurch

Signs of the Times, Whitchurch.

New cars for Shropshire CFRs 2

(Pictured above, left to right: Lynne Stokes (CFR), Milli Akindutire (CFR), John Hancocks (Hawkins Motors), Ollie Hobbs (CFR), Donna Eberie (Signs of the Times))

For more information on Community First Responders or to become one yourself, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk or call the Community Response Department on 01384 215 855.

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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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