Golf club putting local life-savers first

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Friday 5th May 2017 – 1.00pm – Claire Brown.

A golf club in South Staffordshire is proudly supporting a local group of volunteers with a driving ambition to save lives.

The South Staffordshire Golf Club recently presented a cheque for £1,300 to local responder group, South Staffordshire First Responders (SSFR) after a year-long fundraising effort by the outgoing captain, Richard Chapman.  The charity provides trained volunteers in Codsall, Perton, Pattingham, Wombourne, Kinver and all the surrounding villages.

Community First Responders (CFR) are groups of volunteers trained to a nationally recognised level by West Midlands Ambulance Service and respond to 999 calls in their local communities. They can be vital in reaching those people suffering from medical emergencies fast, particularly in remote rural communities, prior to the arrival of an ambulance.

CFR’s maybe requested to attend to medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, diabetic emergencies, strokes, falls, and breathing problems.  The charity provides trained volunteers in Codsall, Perton, Pattingham, Wombourne, Kinver and all the surrounding villages.

Matt Jevons, Founding Trustee of SSFR said: “This is a fantastic donation to receive and is much more than we originally thought it might be.  The money donated to us will go towards purchasing new life saving pieces of equipment.“

Richard Chapman, Club Captain of the South Staffordshire Golf Club said “I and all the golfers at The South Staffordshire Golf Club who supported my Charity competitions are pleased to be able to help the First Responders.  They are a very worthy group to receive this donation.”

ENDS

Pictured (L-R) CFRs Mick Leadbetter and Jean Morgan, Club Captain Richard Chapman and SSFR Trustee Matt Jevons.

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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