Celesio UK supports Coventry Community Responders service

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Celesio UK is pleased to announce its support of Coventry Community Responders (CCR) by presenting a cheque for £2,000 to the group of life-saving volunteers.

CCR is a Community First Responder scheme whose volunteers are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised standard. They can be called upon to attend medical emergencies in their area while a blue-light vehicle is en-route.

Carl Rose, who’s been involved with the Coventry responders for about 2 years, said: “Being a CFR means that I have the opportunity to give something back to the community I work in. It is very satisfying knowing that you have made a difference to someone’s life.

“I am heavily involved in the fundraising we carry out so that we can provide the best service we can. We are very grateful to Celesio UK for such a generous donation. We’ll be able to buy even more equipment which means more people are available to respond to incidents such as cardiac arrests, heart attacks and strokes, where every second can make a difference.”

Cormac Tobin, Managing Director at Celesio UK, commented: “I admire the volunteers, who despite having full time jobs, give up their time to help local emergency services look after their patients.

“I believe we need to raise awareness of such notable causes and recognise the people doing incredible work at a local level.

“We are very pleased to support such an honourable cause. The work undertaken throughout Celesio UK is about helping patients directly within their communities; we feel the work the Coventry Community Responders undertake is vital for the health of those people living within a community we serve.”