Chorley First Responders receive donation

David Wilson Homes has donated a defibrillator to Chorley First Responders. PIC shows L-R: Deryck Whitehead (team leader), Liam Turner, Sheila Cronin, Sandra Goulden, Wayne Warner and Emily Sharples (DWH sales adviser).

We have donated £1,000 to the Chorley Community First Responders (CFR) to aid the cost of a new defibrillator in one of its emergency vehicles. 

The responders are trained by the North West Ambulance service to attend to calls regarding chest pain, breathing difficulties, cardiac arrest, unconsciousness, fitting, arrest of haemorrhage, diabetic emergencies and falls, where they could be required to perform CPR or even use a defibrillator. 

The new defibrillator provided purchased with the OSYP donation allows the community group to have more responders available, more of the time. Without this vital equipment, responders have to share, resulting in less time being available to tend to emergencies.

Deryck Whitehead, Treasurer at Chorley CFRs, said: “Our team would like to thank David Wilson Homes for its generosity and kind donation which the team will greatly benefit from.

“With new equipment now available, our responders will have more time to spend within the community, as well as residents who will benefit from having more first responders available in their time of need.”

Lynton Dudgeon, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North West, added: “As a leading developer, it is important we support organisations and charities in our surrounding areas in order to leave a positive impact in the communities within which we build. 

“We would like to say a big thank you to Chorley CFRs for all their hard work and were delighted to have provided them with the funds for a new defibrillator and ultimately help them progress even further as a charity.”

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