Stour Valley Lions Club

Shipston Community First Responders

Their current Response Vehicle is over ten years old and needs to be replaced. The First Responders are all volunteers, on call 24/7 and their life-saving skills are vital in our town and surrounding villages.
£18,318
raised of £35,000 target
by 34 supporters
Closes on 19/08/2024
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Story

Shipston Community First Responders are volunteer medics, certified by West Midlands Ambulance Service to attend the most serious medical emergencies in our area. For over 20 years, they have been serving Shipston on Stour and surrounding villages, aiming to reach potential life-threatening emergencies in the first vital five minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. An increasing population and now the absence of a local hospital, demands on the team have increased to an average of 40 critical 999 calls each month.

The First Responders are unpaid and on call 24/7. The service relies on community funding for everything from uniforms and equipment through to the response vehicle. Their current vehicle, donated by The League of Friends of Ellen Badger Hospital over a decade ago, is now showing its age and needs to be replaced as a matter of urgency.

This vehicle allows first responders to reach emergencies and SAVE LIVES. Without a reliable vehicle, this service is at risk and so are people in our community.

Stour Valley Lions, Shipston Rotary, The League of Friends and Shipston Home Nursing are coordinating an appeal to raise £35,000 to purchase a replacement response vehicle.

Honorary Patron of the appeal, Doctor Sarah Jarvis MBE, says ‘A fully functional first-responder vehicle is crucial to the life-saving work of this fantastic group of volunteers in our community. We all hope we will never need their help, but every day someone does. Please give whatever you can to preserve this vital service.’

About the charity

Stour Valley Lions Club

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RCN 1191826
Founded in 1981, Stour Valley Lions is part of Lions Clubs International, the largest voluntary service organisation in the world. We work tirelessly to support those less fortunate than ourselves and strive to make our community a better place for all.

Donation summary

Total raised
£18,318.00
+ £588.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,655.00
Offline donations
£15,663.00
Direct donations
£2,655.00
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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