Volunteering grows friendships


In February 2023 Rachel joined South Central Ambulance Charity as a Community First Responder in High Wycombe.

After completing her training she needed to find a buddy to help her in those first few shifts. Simon stepped forward and met Rachel in one of our Direct Response Vehicles (DRV) to show her the ropes.

Fast forward 6 months and Rachel and Simon can still be found to responding together as a team but also spend time socialising away from their time with South Central Ambulance Charity.

Simon said they have become firm friends “I think it takes a certain type of person to become a CFR, and with that common ground, it’s hard not to get along with your CFR scheme members”