Donation to first responders buys essential equipment

Date: Wednesday 31 August 2016

WEB - First Responders


We were proud to offer a helping hand to the volunteer first responders of the North West Ambulance Service by donating £2,900 towards essential equipment for the New Longton Community First Responder Team.

Community First Responders are volunteers who are dispatched by the ambulance service when somebody calls 999 and are often first on the scene during an emergency.

Laura Foxon, Team Leader for the New Longton Team, says: “We all know the pressures that our local ambulance services are under, and as emergency response volunteers, we try to support them as best as we can.

“Donations from the local community are very important for us, and go a long way to funding the essential equipment that we use to save lives on a daily basis.”

The donation from our North West team will cover two full community first responder kits, which consist of a defibrillator, a pager and a kitbag containing life-saving necessities. The volunteer group have to raise their own funds for these items, as they are not supplied by the ambulance service. However the ambulance service does replenish the kits when items are used.

Stuart Craig, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey North West, adds: “As a responsible homebuilder with a number of developments in the area, it is our priority to support the local community as best as we can.

“After learning about the Community First Responders, we found their bravery and commitment to be truly inspirational, and we hope that our donation helps them to save lives in emergency situations.”

Laura concludes: “Our team already does an excellent job in responding to life threatening calls in the South Ribble area, but with the support of businesses like Taylor Wimpey, we are continuously improving in our ability to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“On behalf of all the volunteers in our New Longton team, I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generous support.”

Our North West team is currently building high-quality new homes at a number of developments across the region, including Albion Gate in Leyland, Hayfield Park and Hayfield Manor in Cottam, Rowan Manor in Lancashire and Whittingham Park in Goosnargh.