Welcome to Eccleshall Community First Responders

Eccleshall Community First Responders (CFR’s) are a group of volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance to a nationally recognised level and provide life saving treatment to people in their local communities.

We respond to 999 calls in the local area and give medical aid until the Ambulance Service arrive on scene. Our goal is to help save lives within our community by providing immediate life support to those in need.

Donate to Eccleshall Community First Responders

We receive no funding from central sources and rely entirely on donations and fund raising in order to provide the service to our communities. The volunteer responders give their time for operations and training freely. The money that we need for day to day running costs as well as the purchase of equipment, uniforms and a vehicle has to be raised through fundraising events or public or private donations.

Eccleshall CFR's awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

On the 2nd June 2017, Eccleshall CFR’s were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.

This award is the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary groups and has been awarded for their work in “Providing emergency medical aid, training and lifesaving equipment to those living and working in the local community”

On Friday 10th May we held our first “Musical Extravaganza” at Holy Trinity Church. We had a fantastic turnout and raised an amazing amount of money to help support Eccleshall CFR’s. It was an excellent night of music and entertainment. Thank you to everyone who participated or came along. Your support is very much appreciated!

About Us

Find out more about what it is we do, how we do it, and meet some of the team responsible for providing this essential community service

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How can I help?

Find out the many ways in which you can help us continue to provide this essential service to the community by giving us some of your time

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Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you, and there are a variety of ways to get in touch with us. Please remember that in emergencies you should call 999 or 111.

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Two more awards for Eccleshall CFRs

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Eccleshall CFRs were double recipients at this year’s “Excellence in the Community Awards”. The ceremony, organised by West Midlands Ambulance Service took place last week in Brierly Hill. Responder and…

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12th December 2017 in News

New Eccleshall Networking group makes Eccleshall CFR’s their first donation recipient

Bubbles and nibbles heralded the launch of a new community event for Eccleshall residents and businesspeople. The Eccleshall Network’s first gathering was held at The Artisan this month. The group,…

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3rd October 2017 in Uncategorised

HM Lord Lieutenant presents The Queens Award for Voluntary Service to Eccleshall Community First Responders

A great night was had on Tuesday with the presentation of our Queens Award for Voluntary Service by HM Lord Lieutenant. In attendance were The High Sheriff of Staffordshire, The…

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2nd June 2017 in News

Eccleshall CFRs are awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Eccleshall Community First Responders have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award is the equivalent of the MBE for voluntary groups and has been awarded for their work…

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2020 has been a difficult year for us finacially, as all of our planned fundraising events have been cancelled and it looks like it will continue into 2021.
So far this year we are about 90% down on the £8000 we need to operate each year.
I appreciate we are not alone in this, with other charities and businesses also suffering and we have deliberately tried to avoid continually asking for donations. By digging into our reserves we have managed to continually operate our service, by having someone on call almost every day since March and we will continue for as long as we can.
I would like to say a big thank you to Eccleshall Show Committee who have helped us out, despite having the show cancelled and to Stone Lions who have donated money to help us buy two new tyres for our car following our recent MOT

Thanks to you all in anticipation of your continued support
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Recently I have had a couple of enquiries as to the whereabouts of the Community Defib which was housed at the rear of the Eagle Inn. I know that the previous owner, Martin, did the fundraising along with the customers of the Eagle which paid for the Defib and cabinet. When Martin Left the Eagle he handed over the defib to us so that it could still be used as part of the Eccleshall Network.
The new owner of the Eagle was intending to do major building works there and it was agreed that it would be better if we could find another location for it.
To that end, in conjunction with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, the defib has been relocated to the front of the Fire Station in Newport Road.
This move was widely publicised on Facebook earlier in the year. If you have any questions regarding the community defibs in Eccleshall, please refer them to Martin Watson either by personal message or by email to: martin.watson@btinternet.com
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We are currently looking to add another Community Defib (CPAD) to the Eccleshall Network.
We have the defib (Valued at about £1000) what we need is a sutitable location for it and a cabinet for it to be placed in. The cost of the cabinet is in the region of £540 which is where we are seeking your help. Do you have a business or a group of friends living locally who would benefit from the placement of a CPAD?
Are you in a position to help with the purchase and placement of a cabinet. I know there are areas just outside Eccleshall which would benefit and could treat it as a communoity project.
If you have any questions or would like to offer your help please either PM me or email martin.watson@btinternet.com
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