Wel­come boost for First Re­spon­ders

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

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.

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