Congratulations to our 120 Buckinghamshire Community First Responders (CFR) and our local Co-Responders who have been shortlisted for the Community Group Award at this years BBC Three Counties Make a Difference Awards.
The Community Group Award recognises a group of people who have helped to genuinely change the lives of others within the community – and this certainly encompasses our CFRs.
In the last 12 months our Buckinghamshire Responders have volunteered 38,828 hours in responding time alone. The CFR programme is fully funded by South Central Ambulance Charity, and therefore as part of their volunteering commitment they also support the charity with fundraising by attending local events, and also giving community talks to increase the understanding and knowledge of their own role and the charity.
SCAS and the Charity want to educate people in CPR and increase defibrillator understanding and use, and as a result the CFRs will also be out in their communities teaching these skills so that members of the public can react to an emergency if required.
We are very grateful for all the Buckinghamshire Responders do and we know that they are well known within their local communities and the incredible volunteering role they do. Good Luck to them in September when they attend the awards ceremony.