Written by Niko Kolios
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to donate £400 to the Selsey Community First Responders. This was from the Mad Hatters event we held in Oct 19 as well as from our weekly Meat Raffles.
Here’s a few words from Gary:
SELSEY COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER SCHEME
The Selsey First Responders, who are all volunteers, respond to medical emergency calls within Selsey, as directed by the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAMB). Given our relative remoteness on the Manhood peninsular, this service is vital in helping to save lives in our community.
The Selsey First Responder Scheme is totally dependent upon donations from the Selseycommunity at large as we receive no financial assistance from the either the ambulance authority (SECAMB) or the NHS. Whilst SECAMB are responsible for the recruitment and training and on-going assessment of the Responders, our scheme is responsible for providing everything else, from vehicles, uniforms and medical equipment including defibrillators for use by the Responders……’keeping our Responders on the road’
Every penny received is invested back into the Scheme as we exist purely as a result of individuals volunteering their time.
Thanks to the generosity of the Selsey community at large, the Scheme has been able to procure and install 11 public access defibrillators in the town, to date.
A combination of Responders and Public Access Defibrillators is vital in helping to saves lives in the community.