Thursday 30th April 2015 – 9.30am – Chris Kowalik.
A group of runners jogged up at a pub in Worcestershire last night to present a cheque to local volunteer lifesavers.
The Malvern Joggers made Worcester Community First Responders their nominated charity last year and raised £872 through a variety of events including a 10km race and a pub-a-thon.
Presenting the cheque at their start of their night’s run from The Old Bush in Callow End, Carl Flint, Chairman of Malvern Joggers said: “We really want to support a local organisation and thank goodness you guys are there because there are situations, luckily not ours, when you are needed and thanks for being available.”
Pictures: West Midlands Ambulance Service
Dave Harford, co-ordinator of the city’s Community First Responders, said: “We are very appreciative of this generous donation which enables us to buy new kit and replace out-of-date equipment. In Worcester, Malvern and Upton we currently have 39 volunteers and it’s forever expanding. Donations like this are really positive because it enables us to get more.”
Community First Responders are everyday members of the public trained to a nationally recognised standard by West Midlands Ambulance in a variety of assessments and treatments. They volunteer their spare time to be able to respond to medical emergencies in their area and may be called upon to do so by the ambulance service control room while an emergency blue-light vehicle is en-route
For more information about the work of Community First responders, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk, or www.hwcfr.org.uk .
For more information about Malvern Joggers, visit www.malvernjoggers.co.uk