Life-saving charity receives generous donation - The Solihull Observer

Life-saving charity receives generous donation

Solihull Editorial 20th May, 2023   0

A LIFE-SAVING charity has been handed a generous donation.

Solihull’s FastAid emergency response service was handed £2,000 from the Churchill Foundation.

The charity was put forward for a donation by Churchill lodge manager Nick Morrey who volunteers for FastAid in his spare time, when he’s not busy managing Churchill’s St Frances Lodge development on Cornyx Lane in Solihull.

Nick was able to make the request through the Churchill Foundation’s Small Grants programme, which enables Colleagues from across the Churchill Group to nominate causes that mean a lot to them for potential one-off grants of up to £2,000.

FastAid Birmingham and Solihull is a team of volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) working closely with the West Midlands Ambulance Service to provide an additional resource when responding to life-threatening 999 calls.

Dealing with cases in the local area, the team is able to arrive before ambulance crews and provide CPR, defibrillation and other life saving care as well as promoting recovery before a crew arrives.

The charity’s chairman Simon Moss and fellow volunteer Joanne Lockley joined Nick for a special cheque presentation at St Frances Lodge.

Simon said: “We are very grateful for this donation which will help to keep our small fleet of emergency support vehicles running, and cover the ongoing costs of equipment, uniforms and training for the vital service we deliver to people in the local area.”

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