Shropshire

Appeal over Shropshire community first responder cars

A fundraising appeal to pay for cars for community first responders is to begin at a party celebrating 10 years of the scheme in north Shropshire.

The event at Tern Hill Hall Hotel near Market Drayton on 1 October, to be attended by past and present CFRs, aims to raise awareness of their work.

The appeal will raise money to replace response cars nearing the end of their working lives.

The night will include a raffle and auction.

Community first responders are members of the public trained by the ambulance service in lifesaving skills, including the use of a defibrillator - a device used to restart someone's heart when they have had a cardiac arrest.

They can be sent to medical emergencies in their area by the ambulance service's control room while an ambulance is en route.

The North Shropshire Community First Responder Scheme is a registered charity funded by donations.

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