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5th Jul, 2022

Droitwich Community First Responders get car donated to them by Solihull's Arrive Alive

THE DROITWICH Community First Responders has been donated a new vehicle by Solihull charity Arrive Alive so it can reach patients quicker in an emergency.

We reported back in January about the new CFR scheme started by James MacDonald who works as a High Dependency care assistant.

James was joined by fellow first responder and student paramedic Chloe Perrin.

A fund-raising campaign was launched for equipment with the vehicle being the main priority.

The Droitwich CFRs were delighted when they were contacted by Arrive Alive.

A spokesperson said for Droitwich CFR said: “Our mission at Droitwich First Responders is providing a life-saving partnership of volunteers working with West Midlands Ambulance Service.

“As authorised volunteers the CFRs help to reduce the number of pre-hospital deaths by provide life-saving treatment to patients in the vital first few minutes of an emergency until an ambulance crew arrives.”

An Arrive Alive spokesperson said the charity was happy to help.

“An Arrive Alive vehicle can reach a 999 medical emergency in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance, due to being directly based within the heart of the community.”

Email or visit for more on the scheme.

Click here to donate to the scheme or scan the QR Code for the fund-raising page below.

Alternatively, people, companies or other organisations wanting to buy equipment directed can visit the Droitwich CFR Amazon wishlist.

Droitwich CFR fund-raising raffle

The Droitwich Community First Responders is also running a raffle in a bid to raise £2,000 to kit out the new vehicle.

It will be drawn a week today – on Mother’s Day (March 27).

The following businesses are selling tickets or people can buy them directly via the Droitwich Community First Responders Facebook page.

Among the businesses which have donated prizes are Elite Recovery (Midlands) Ltd, The Talbot – Craddock’s Brewery, The Red Lion Pub, Inspire by Rachel Beauty Clinic, Uppercutz Hair Design, The Hop Pole Inn, Northbank Garage Vehicle Service, MOT and Sales Centre, Droitwich Valeting Service, Julie’s cafè, Hillcrest Catering Droitwich (Tintin’s Corner) and Unity Fitness.

Below is a list of raffle prizes.

£50 voucher at any Ghurka restaurant in Droitwich provided by The Red Lion Pub Droitwich

£50 voucher to spend at The In Plaice, Fish Bar

Cut and Dry by Hairloom

5l of Real Ale from The Hope Pole ID required

5l of Real Ale from The Hope Pole ID required

Free MOT at Northbank Garage

Mini Car Valet by Droitwich Valeting Service

Mini Car Valet by Droitwich Valeting Service

Afternoon Tea with Fizz for Two at Billesley Manor donated by Elite Recovery

Meal for two at The Talbot – Craddock’s Brewery

Meal for two at The Old Cock Inn

Breakfasts for two at Julies Cafe

Fish and Chip Meal for two at Salt and Vinegar

Hamper provided by The Old Cock Inn

Covid – 19 Safety Pack

Sensory light, blue projector star night lamp

Toy remote control 4×4 car blue

Toy remote control 4×4 car red

Toy remote control 4×4 car red

Tub of Roses

Tub of Quality Street




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