As Councillor David Marren’s year in office as Mayor of Nantwich comes to a close, he was delighted to present a cheque to Nantwich First Responders, the final of his three good causes to receive a donation.
During the year the Mayor has held many events from live music through to the popular Big Quiz to raise funds for his chosen charities Nantwich Fire Cadets, Hope House and Nantwich First Responders.
Nantwich Ambulance First Responder scheme include two members, Gavin Palin and Max Kelly. Both are unpaid volunteers who give their time freely to help and care for people and save lives in our community, providing for not only Nantwich, but also Crewe, Wrenbury, Wybunbury and surrounding areas.
Nantwich First Responders work on behalf of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and attend serious and life threatening 999 calls in and around the community to provide the earliest possible intervention for patients in the first few minutes until the arrival of an Ambulance.
Not only do these men respond to emergencies, but they also like to encourage the community to get involved as much as they can and are always happy to deliver CPR and Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) familiarisation sessions.
Cllr David Marren, former Mayor of Nantwich said “The First Responder service is very important which I know only too well. After dialling 999 and requesting the Ambulance service it’s most likely a first responder will be the first to turn up and in an emergency, time really does matter. I’m very pleased to have been able to raise more than £2000 to help our very local and home grown first responder service and know the funds will be used to address local community need. This cheque when added to the amounts given to my two other good causes, Hope House and Nantwich Fire Cadets means I’ve raised around £5,500 this year. Not too bad!”