Our thanks go to Mars in the Community who have offered us a grant of £1,500 towards replacement defibrillators.
A Melton couple, celebrating 60 years of marriage asked their family and friends for donations to Melton CFR. Together they raised over £450.
Another Melton couple, after reading the Melton Times on the 8th October, generously donated £1000 to buy a replacement defibrillator.
A big thank you from the group to both of these families.
The Melton Firefighter’s Christmas appeal raised £5,100 for local causes. Melton CFR received a £300 donation that will help us to purchase essential equipment.
Five members of the Melton Community First Responder group have recently qualified as Level 3 responders. Level 3 responders will be responding to some accidents (excluding road traffic) and will also be responding to babies and children. The rest of the group are currently Level 2 and mainly respond to illnesses and do not respond to anyone under 12 years old.
The course also included 7 people from other groups throughout Leicestershire. Part of the course included splitting into 2 groups of 6. Each group had to set up simulated accidents / illnesses for the other group to deal with. Needless to say, we tried to make it as difficult as possible for the other group! This ensured that each test was quite challenging.
On April 25th 2015 Charlotte Akred, Ellie Cassidy, Emma Breward and James Knowland will be taking part in the Farmageddon 5K, at Brooksby Melton College.
Their chosen charities, for this year, will be Melton Community First Responders and the British Heart Foundation.
Please see their fund raising page for more information:
On the 1st March 2015 the Melton CFR group ended a long standing partnership with St John Ambulance.
The group now operates independently, which includes raising our own funds.