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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Our first 2 community defibs to be adopted by Eccleshall businesses are now in place. Thanks to Tim in Star Cafe and Andy in Little George for their valuable support with this project. There are more to follow soon so watch this space. ... See MoreSee Less

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The latest addition to the Eccleshall Community Defib network was revealed today. Mounted on the wall of the sub-station adjacent to the new play area at Sancerre Grange. This latest addition was co-funded by donations made by family and friends of Daniel Cooper who sadly passed away earlier in the year and the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, HIgh Sheriff's Fund. Thanks to all who contributed.
Daniel's parents Ken and Barbara pass the new difibrillator over to Group co-ordinator Martin Watson
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Over the past 5 years (or so) Eccleshall CFRs have used grants, donations and fund raising to purchase a number of Community Public Access Defibrillators around the town currently there are 8 in place. Each of these CPADs have cost in the region of £1800 but the purchase and installation is not the end of the story. If one of the units gets used the pads need to be replaced and if they dont get used the pads go out of date after 2 years (Approx) Each set of pads cost in the region of £40. Also each unit has a lithium Iron battery which lasts about 4 years before it requires changing at and average cost of £150. Currently all these outgoings are being met by the CFRs.
We would like to ask if you have a company, or as an individual, a family or Group would like to help out by adopting a CPAD for £50 per year? In return we would place a plate on the cabinet naming the sponsor company or if it is in "memory" of someone who may have passed away.
If you would like more information eithe message us or email martin.watson@btinternet.com
Obviosuly will will willing publicise your company as a sponsor of a CPAD in Eccleshall. Thanks
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