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FENSTANTON PARISH NEWS

Your Village Needs You!

Posted: 09/10/2008


Magpas is looking for volunteers to help save lives in Fenstanton!

The new Community First Responder group would be made up of local people who volunteer to be trained, equipped and organised by Magpas so they can attend medical emergencies in the village.

The scheme will cut the time it takes to get medical help to patients in the villages as the ambulances are based quite a distance away.

The volunteers receive lifesaving training to provide basic treatment to patients suffering from life threatening emergencies such as breathing problems, chest pains, diabetic emergencies, and cardiac arrest. Magpas has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the work all their volunteers undertake, and also the Investors in Volunteers Award.

Magpas provides all the training, so you don’t even need to have a medical background! The defibrillator is automatic, you just attach it to the patient and it does the rest by itself!

The scheme can be the difference between life and death. In other areas there are patients who have benefited from the care of a Community First Responder and are now back home with their families.

Can you make the difference? if you would like to find out more and support this lifesaving initiative, through either volunteering as a Community First Responder or as a Supporter and help the local group in administration or fundraising please call Magpas on 01480 371060 for further details.









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