Co-Op helps local lifesavers

Tuesday 27th January 2015 – 9am – Chris Kowalik.

A Shropshire branch of The Co-Operative Group has raised more than a thousand pounds for local Community First Responders.

The store in Bishops Castle collected donations from customers, as well as organising bingo, table-top sales, cake stalls and raffles.

Presenting a cheque for £1,155.50 Jo Young, Colleague Team Member at The Co-Operative Group said: “I chose the Community First Responders because I think it is a good local charity. You never know when you might need them.”

Mary Pullen, co-ordinator of the group, said: “Thank you to the Co-Op, its staff and customers for raising so much money for the local community and for supporting the local Community First Responders.

“The money will go towards the running costs of the group and kitting out new recruits. It is a very generous donation, an excellent effort. It helps keep the service going.”

Community First Responders are volunteers from all walks of life who are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service in a variety of assessments and treatments. They are vital in remote areas and may be called upon to attend a medical emergency in their area while a blue-light ambulance service vehicle is en-route.

There are currently four active Community First Responders in Bishops Castle. If you would like to join them, you can find more information in the “About Us” section of West Midlands Ambulance Service’s website www.wmas.nhs.uk or by calling the Community Response Department on 01384 215 855

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Pictured left to right: James Sparkes (CFR), Emma Muddiman (CFR), Mary Pullen (CFR Co-Ordinator), Jo Young (Colleague Team Member, The Co-Operative Group), Daisy Nottingham (Colleague Team Member, The Co-Operative Group), James Morris (buddy driver for CFR).

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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