Wednesday, 13 December 2017

First responders given £1,000 by developer

SONNING Common’s community first responders have received a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes.

SONNING Common’s community first responders have received a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes.

The money will go towards a 4x4 vehicle for them to attend emergency incidents.

The responders are volunteers who attend emergencies on behalf of South Central Ambulance Service and are trained to administer first aid as they are often on the scene before the paramedics.

They are now more than halfway towards their target of £13,000 to pay for the all-terrain vehicle, which will mean they can reach people even in challenging conditions.

Christine Brook, of Cooper Pightle, Kidmore End, who co-ordinates the group, said: “Because we work within a five-mile radius, we regularly arrive at the scene before the ambulance and these extra minutes are vital in providing immediate lifesaving treatment, particularly in the case of cardiac arrest.



“To do the best job we can we need a liveried 4x4 all-terrain vehicle. This will allow us to respond in this rural community during winter weather and make us more visible to the general public, ensuring co-operation in hazardous situations throughout the year.”

Martyn Clark, managing director of Persimmon Homes (Thames Valley), said: “We are delighted to be donating £1,000 to the Sonning Common first responders as their vital work helps save lives.”



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