Welcome boost for First Responders
SHEPSHED Charnwood Rotarian Fred Thompson took great pleasure in presenting a donation to Graham Whitehead, Chair of the South Notts Community First Responders.
This was in recognition of their invaluable support at the club’s annual Kegworth duck race.
The First Responders are all unpaid volunteers from their local area.
They are trained and dispatched by the East Midlands Ambulance Service to attend emergency calls around the local villages, including Kegworth.
Graham said that they can be with a patient very quickly, the critical time before the ambulance arrives.
All this is undertaken at the Responders’ own expense so any donation is vital to ensure that life saving equipment is always on hand and fully operational.
The club acknowledges the help received from volunteers such as the First Responders and also the input provided by Long Eaton Sea Scouts and Guides who also received a donation towards their running costs.
Shepshed Charnwood Rotarian, Fred Thompson (left) hands over the cheque to Graham Whitehead, chair of the South Notts Community First Responders.