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Don't forget that there is an opportunity for any one from Eccleshall or surrounding areas to join in a Community Defibrillator (CPAD) session this Thursday night (28th) at Broughton Village Hall starting at 7:00pm prompt.
If you've missed all the others now is your chance to learn how to access the defibs and use it to, possibly, save someones life.
Locally there are now CPADs at Eccleshall (5), Woodseaves (2), Swynnerton, Slindon, Croxton, Broughton, Bishops Offley. If you are wondering what to do with them come and join us. You never know you may learn to save a loved one's life.

Thanks to a joint funding initiative between West Midlands Ambulance Service, Eccleshall CFRs, Stafford County Council and Broughton and Croxton Jubilee fund, Croxton now has its own Community Defibrillator. Thanks to Duncan Lawton it is sited at the garage, on the outside back wall of the shop.
There will be a free, two hour training session, held at Broughton Parish Rooms on Thursday 28th January starting at 7:00pm.
This will show how to access and use the defib in the event that someone locally has a cardiac arrest.
Everyone from Croxton, Eccleshall, Broughton as well as anywhere local is most welcome to join us. The more people that understand what to do, increases the chances of someone surviving a cardiac arrest. You never know you may just learn how to save a loved ones life

Volunteers should be:
Aged 18 +
Have a current driving licence
Be physically fit
Be able to attend incidents whilst at home or work
Have a caring nature and be willing to help raise the profile of the schemes in local areas
Successful applicants will need to pass a Criminal Records Bureau check

More details of what is involved can be found on the West Midlands Ambulance Web site on

If you are interested in volunteering please visit the NHS Jobs web page and complete the online form.
If you have any questions or would like to meet up for a chat before applying please contact the Group co-ordinator, Martin Watson on 07877 919733

A Responder is a member of the public trained by the Ambulance service ,who Volunteers to Help in their community by responding to Medical Emergencies Before the arrival of an emergancy ambulance

It is important to stress that the scheme receives no money from central funds.  All of our running costs need to be covered by local fund raising and sponsorship.

We need to raise funds to pay for the day to day running costs of the scheme.  These include fuel and insurance for the vehicle, mobile phone costs and any other expenses

We also need to buy medical equipment for the car and personal protection equipment for the responders.

How can you help us??
There are several ways in which you could help:

You could volunteer to become a responder and help us to achieve our aim of providing 24/7 cover for the residents and workers of Eccleshall and surrounding hamlets.  Responders need to live in Eccleshall

You could join our administration team which supports the scheme.

You could offer to help sponsor the scheme by way of donation or sponsorship of the vehicle and equipment.

You could run a fundraising event on our behalf

You could have one of our collecting tins
If you are a UK tax payer and would like to make a donation, you can now increase the value of your donation by signing a Gift Aid Form on the linked page.  This allows us to claim back any tax you have paid.  All you need to do is sign and return the simple form along with your donation and we can do the rest.  Nobody from ECFRS or HM Revenue & Customs will need to contact you.

Any donations and Gift Aid forms should be sent to :

Eccleshall Community First Responders
C/O 4 Bishops Court
ST21 6DX

We are always open to suggestions of how best we could raise the money to keep the scheme running with up to date equipment.

In all cases if you would like to get involved or offer help, please contact us from the email link below.

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