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Life-saving group benefits from Lions support

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: November 11, 2013

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MAYFIELD and Ellastone Community First Responders have been presented with a £1,000 donation from Ashbourne Lions Club.

The club, which raises money for causes in and around Ashbourne, presented a cheque to the charity at its recent monthly meeting.

Mike Burrows, first responders group chairman, said: “It’s fantastic to receive such generous support from Ashbourne Lions Club and we are incredibly grateful to them. We continually need to fund-raise to be able to run the group, and a boost like this will help with our plans to buy a new vehicle and train more life-saving responders.”

Community first responders work as part of West Midlands Ambulance Service, and they are often first on the scene when a 999 call is made, with life-saving skills and equipment.

The responders are all volunteers and the group is self-funded, covering the costs and expenses of training new recruits, buying and maintaining their vehicles and keeping the equipment up-to-date and serviced.

To find out more about the group or to get involved as a responder visit www.mayfieldellastonecfr.co.uk

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