THE ambulance service has recieved a generous donation as a thank you for its hard work and to help pay for vital life saving equipment.
The cheque for £3,000 was handed over to the Community First Responders from the South Central Ambulance Service by Olney Townb Council.
Suzanne Solera, spokesman for the service, said: “It’s a real pleasure to work with Olney Town Council and very satisfying to see that the council is committed to helping their local community in such a practical way.
“This donation will enable the purchase of an additional automated external defibrillator and other necessary equipment to support the Olney CFR scheme and potentially benefit more than 6,000 people living in the town.”
South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) runs more than 1000 CFRs across Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire all of whom arel trained in basic life-saving skills to provide early and often vital intervention for patients.
The donation shows how much SCAS isvalued by local communities and reinforces the support from authorities.
Olney mayor, Councillor Stephen Clark, said: “The full council gave their unanimous support to this donation which will be used to buy important life saving equipment for use within our local community by the Trust’s CFR’s while an ambulance is en route.’
> If you are interested in volunteering as a CFR in Olney, call 0800 587 0207 or email email@example.com.