Community First Responders

Did you know that there is a small group of people in your community that volunteer to help the South Central Ambulance Service on 999 calls?
Community First Responders are trained to a nationally recognised standard to give lifesaving medical aid to those in need of it. We provide vital early assistance, help promote recovery and occasionally, make the difference between life and death and, as we are local, often attend before the ambulance can get to an emergency.
I qualified in January 2017, and I now volunteer most Mondays and Fridays. Living in Shipton under Wychwood I cover the Wychwood villages.

Community First Responders do not receive any funding from Governments, and all funding is raised via the South Central Ambulance Charity (charity number 1049778).
It costs approximately £3000 to train and equip a First Responder, so every penny that you can donate helps.
There are many ways that you can help: by donating using the collection tins distributed around the villages, just look for the tins with the logo above. You can also volunteer to be a Community First Responder; we need more people in this area. There is also a lottery run specifically for charity, where 50% of all money raised is donated to the charity
Please give generously. There are contribution tins distributed around the local villages, or if you want to help in other ways then you can call South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust in Bicester on 01869 365000 or you can call me, Peter, on 07825 628419

June – July 2017