Ettington Community First Responder Scheme has started the New Year by featuring in a publicity campaign to promote the work of the responding members (known as CFRs) and encourage more members of the public people to consider volunteering for this role.
Our first foray into the news was a three page glossy spread in the Warwickshire Focus which is delivered monthly as part of the Stratford Herald. This article described the lifesaving work of our CFRs alongside the Ambulance Service in the Stourdene villages of Ettington and Fulready, The Pillertons, Halford, Alderminster, Newbold on Stour and Tredington.
We then formed the heart of a recruitment campaign by West Midland Ambulance Service where a release from their press office led to an article in the Herald and an appearance on Touch fm for two of our team, CFR Russ Inman and Scheme Co-ordinator Alison Joyner. The campaign hopes to encourage more people to volunteer both as Community First Responders and as Fundraisers.
Interested in joining us?
If you would like to take up a new challenge as a CFR you can find more information by visiting http://www.wmas.nhs.uk and finding the ‘CFR’ page under ‘About us’. To apply, please contact Bobby Qayum, WMAS Community Response Manager, Coventry & Warwickshire on or contact the CFR admin office at 01384 215855 or CFRAdmin@wmas.nhs.uk
If you’d like to discuss becoming a fund raising volunteer or chat informally to one of our members about what it’s like being a CFR, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A fun date for your calendar
Have some fun and help us to raise funds by coming along to our Quiz Night in Ettington Community Centre on 7th June. Keep your eyes open for more information soon.
Buy garden furniture and help support us
Local rattan garden furniture specialists, Wovenhill Ltd, are offering you the opportunity to raise funds for ECFR when you shop. If you enter voucher code’ ECFR’ while shopping on their website, http://www.wovenhill.co.uk , or mention ECFR while completing your purchase at their showroom on Goldicote Business Park, Nr Stratford upon Avon, they will donate 5% of your total purchases to Ettington Community First Responder Scheme